With parents and their kids fumbling through the stores trying to remember all of the things that they’re going to need for the upcoming school year, it can be far more preferable to have a list available so you know exactly what you need. Referring to a back to school checklist will not only help you to get all of the things that your kids might need, but it can also help you to budget, and get the shopping done within a reasonable time frame. Below are some of the most important things that you should remember to get this school year.
Bags and Containers
There will be many things that your children will have to carry with them, so it’s important that they have the right bags and containers for all of their belongings. You’ll want to choose a backpack that is comfortable and can hold their lunch bag, pencil case, and any books that they’ll be responsible for bringing home. Containers can also refer to Tupperware or Ziploc bags that you can use to pack their lunches.
Clothes and Accessories
Every child needs a new wardrobe when they start the school year, whether it’s just a first day outfit or if they need uniforms. You can generally find sales from major retailers to get discounts on children’s clothing but you’ll want to make sure that they have enough clothes for the fall, winter, spring, and part of the summer. A few of the most important purchases include: a pair of shoes that they can wear to gym, shoes to wear to class, and a winter jacket. Be sure to take a look at the dress code for the school.
General School Supplies
This is when you’ll want to take a look at the classes your kids are going to take as it can help to make sure that you get all of the right materials. For example, if they have art then you’ll have to look into scissors, glue, markers, etc. Some of the most important general school supplies that you should be buying include: pencils, erasers, pens, rulers, lined paper, binders, glue sticks, white out, tape, notebooks, a calculator, and a protractor. At times teachers might send out a letter to parents to let them know about any extra things that are required for their classes or you can call the school to see if they supply certain items so that you don’t have to buy them on your own.