Is It Really Time for Back to School Shopping Already?
Me oh my, yes it is! How did that happen?
I’ve been noticing the school supplies steadily appearing in local stores, and I go in on Wednesday to register my daughter as a returning student for first grade. That’s when we’ll get serious about shopping around here, in case they provide us with a list of needed classroom supplies at that time.
But we are absolutely, positively getting her a new lunchbox. I may well get it at ReusableBags.com rather than locally, since I want a good system for sending her lunch in without waste. Then again I may find something that will work with the containers we already have, and thus create even less waste. That would work for me.
Her old one was battered rather beyond reuse, as kids are prone to doing. It also reeked beyond my ability to wash it clean.
For kindergarten the teacher gave us a wishlist of supplies at the start of the year. No one was required to give anything, but it was quite clear that the classroom needed these things, as they were basics for the age, such as glue, pencils and crayons. I have no doubt it will be similar for this school year.
What kind of supplies does your school expect your family to provide, beyond the backpack and such?