What’s on Your List?
This year was a little different since I only had to shop with two kids instead of three. The third is going to a local junior college so we didn’t have to do much shopping for her, plus her boyfriend won some school supplies and he gave them to her….score! My son is a Freshman now so they don’t usually give them a “supply” list because each teacher will provide them with their supply list when they get to school. Usually it’s just to make sure they have the right calculator and maybe a specific type of notebook or binder, otherwise, you’re pretty much on your own. My little girl in 7th grade is the only one that needed to shop with a list. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy!
I usually have an overabundance of school supplies because I am addicted to them so – I always think I need more than I do. I didn’t have to go far to shop this year. I just walked down the stairs to the basement where I found my big box of school goodies.
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Her list consisted of the typical school supplies like, lead pencils, dry erase markers, black, blue and red pens, some tape, stick glue, a folder for each subject, spiral notebooks, and a composition notebook. She also needed things like kleenex and sanitary wipes (lysol or clorox). In addition to that we needed a lock, gym shoes and a gym uniform. Since she is taking art this semester she will also need construction paper, a sketch pad and some sharpie highlighter markers. And, in order to transport her belongings to and from school, a backpack was required. She was anti-locker decorating so I got off lucky with that one! I never will understand the need for a locker chandelier. Never.
School Supplies – 2016
Now lets talk Backpacks and folders! My Freshman loves his new expandable Five Star® backpack . His classes are scattered across the entire two story school so he will never be making it to his locker to put books away. It’s big enough to carry the 6 huge school books and then some.
He also stocked himself with the Mead® Five Star® 1″ Hybrid Notebinder. It acts like a notebook but works like a binder! You can add extra sheets of paper, fold it flat like a notebook and it has 5 pocket dividers so each class can be separated.
Mead® Five Star® also has a great assortment of folders and spiral notebooks. You can pick from nice trendy designs or keep it simple with solids. The one shown below is Five Star® Style 4-Pocket Paper Folder .
And last but certainly not least, my favorite school supply EVER…the spiral notebook! The first one is the Five Star® Style Wirebound Notebook. They have some great ones for the younger kids too like shown below.
My son also needed new gym shoes so off to Kohl’s we went. You can see in the Instagram pic above he’s sporting these sweet Nike Air Epic Speed Men’s Cross Trainers .
I definitely have more Back to School supplies and fashion to share with you but these are just the basics for our family. I’m so addicted to these Bic Cristal Xtra Fine Stic pens right now – it’s a sickness I’m telling you!
What’s on your back to school must-have list?