What School Supplies Do My Kids Need This Year?
We are smack dab in the middle of summer, but school bells are ringing and stores are filled with back-to-school shoppers. Parents may be wondering what school supplies their kids will need this year - and regardless of the grade - the list is probably long.
Obviously, times have changed since we were kids and so has the list of supplies kids need for school. What I recall about the early days of school is needing a couple of #2 pencils, an eraser, a three-ring binder, some loose-leaf paper, maybe a ruler, and crayons.
While each school and each grade are a bit different, here's an example of what a first grader needs at Chatfield Elementary.
- Two Packages of Copy Paper
- One Large Box of Kleenex
- Two Packages of Crayons
- 36 USA #2 Pencils
- 10 Glue Sticks
- One Fiskar Scissors
- One Set of Water Colors
- One Package Expo Dry Erase Markers
- One Package Crayola Markers
- One Container Clorox Wipes
- Three Plastic Folders - 3-prong (blue,yellow, green)
- Ziploc Bags - Boys - One Box Gallon Bags
Girls - One Box Quart Bags
- One Back Pack - No Wheels
So, we can see, times have definitely changed. And, imagine the people that have more than one kid in school. Wow! The cost adds up in a hurry, that's for sure.
Mesa County School District has made it easy for parents by posting a school supplies list for each grade and school on the district's website. You will find each school listed, and then each school broken down by grade.