The idea is sound - purchase school supplies throughout the holiday period in preparation for the upcoming school year. However, this plan doesn't always work out once the holiday excitement takes over and you and your children are spending your days enjoying the outdoors.
What Supplies Does Your Child Need for the Next School Year?
If this sounds like you and you are planning a last-minute trip to the store to purchase back-to-school supplies for your child's first day back, don't fret. This post contains a list of items you will need, along with tips on how to keep it all organized.
The best place to start with your school supply shopping is with a school bag or a backpack. When choosing a suitable school bag, remember that the importance should be on function, not on fashion.
Look for a school bag which fits your child and includes adjustable straps to ensure it does not hurt their posture and can grow as they do. If your child will be carrying a tablet or a computer, one with a purpose designed compartment will be beneficial.
Students often prefer to use just one notebook for convenience. Until, of course, this becomes no longer practical to carry around. Instead, choose a different colored or printed notebook for each subject.
If you are unable to find different looking notebooks, buy identical ones and spend an afternoon of vacation time decorating them with subject themed images.
It can be hard to know which stationary items a student will need for the year ahead. The best advice is to ensure they have the basics, and purchase more items as the school year starts and they have a better understanding of their upcoming lesson needs.
- Pens (Black, Blue, and Red)
- Colored pencils
- Standard No. 2 lead pencils
- Pencil sharpener
- A RulerEraser
- Glue stick
- Pair of scissors
This list will ensure your child attends school with everything they will need for the first week and will allow them time to learn about what else they will require.
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How to Keep Everything Organized
Once you have the basic stationary items covered, and you spend the first weekend after school starts buying the additional items you will need, the next step is to keep everything organized.
Utilize School Bag Space
It is likely that the school bag you chose includes numerous storage compartments and spaces. Instead of stuffing all of the school items into the main compartment, utilize the included spaces.
Take note of any compartments which offer water protection to either store a drink bottle, or keep electronics out of harm's way.
Pencil cases (stationary cases) come in a wide variety other than a simple single pocket and zipper. Look for a pencil case that includes multiple compartments which your child can use to separate and organize their pencils, pens, and markers, etc.
If your child uses large stationary objects, consider a plastic hard-cover pencil case. These often offer more storage space and can also be used to protect expensive equipment such as calculators or measuring tools.
Remember, you may need to buy more than one pencil case, depending on your child's needs.
One Binder to Rule Them All
With multiple notebooks, it is important they don't go missing, and they are not forgotten. Find a ring-binder large enough to hold 3 or 4 of your child's notebooks and use it to keep a school day worth of notebooks together.
If your binder includes a plastic front cover sleeve, make small pieces of card with the day of the week at the top and a list of which notebooks are required for that corresponding day underneath. This can assist in ensuring notebooks are not left behind when the bag is packed.
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