Back to school shopping checklists

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Use these convenient print-and-go checklists for your back-to-school shopping, broken down by grade.

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Elmers Washable
School Glue Stick

Kindergarten

Glue stick
Crayons
Washable markers
No. 2 pencils
Pencil sharpener
Erasers
Colored pencils
Plastic folders or binder
Blunt-tipped scissors
Assorted construction paper
Ruled notebook or pad
• Supply box or pencil case
Tissues
Backpack

Back to School Backpacks

Grades 1-3

Plastic folders or binder
Notebook
No. 2 pencils
Pencil sharpener
Erasers
Ruler
Ball-point pens
Colored pencils
Washable markers
Assorted construction paper
Supply box
Tissues
Backpack
Lunchbox or bag

 

Three-ring Binders

Grades 4-5

Three-ring binder
Three-hole-punch (fits in binder)
• Loose-leaf paper or spiral notebooks
• Subject dividers
• Blue or black ball-point pens
No. 2 pencils
Pencil sharpener
Erasers
Pencil pouch
Ruler
Colored pencils
Personal organizer/calendar
• Book socks
Backpack
Lunch bag
Calculator

Personal Organizers &
Planners

Middle School & High School

Three-ring binder
Three-hole-punch (fits in binder)
• Loose-leaf paper or spiral notebooks
• Subject dividers
• Blue or black ball-point pens
No. 2 pencils
Pencil sharpener
Erasers
Permanent markers
Highlighters
Colored pencils
Personal organizer/calendar
• Book socks
Backpack
Lunch bag
Calculator
Combination lock
Post-Its
White-Out
Protractor & ruler
Graph paper
Flash drive
• Flash drive case with lanyard
Thesaurus
Dictionary

Dorm Room Furniture &
Decor

College

Academic Supplies

Three-ring binder
Three-hole-punch (fits in binder)
• Loose-leaf paper or spiral notebooks
• Subject dividers
• Blue or black ball-point pens
Mechanical pencils
Permanent markers
Highlighters
Post-Its
White-Out
Flash drive
• Flash drive case with lanyard
Thesaurus
Dictionary
Personal organizer/calendar
Calculator
Combination lock
Book bag
Computer
Printer
Computer paper
Ink cartridges

Cleaning Supplies

Swiffer
Collapsible laundry basket or bag
Laundry detergent & fabric softener
Clorox disinfectant wipes

Dorm Furnishings & Supplies

Full-length mirror
Pillowcases & twin extra-long sheets
Twin extra-long blanket and comforter
• Egg carton mattress pad
Desk and floor lamp
Alarm clock
Plastic storage bins
Shower caddy
Flip-flops or shower shoes
• Toiletries
• Buildable racks and shelving
Hangers
Bulletin board
Dry-erase message board & pens
Mini fridge
Microwave
Coffeemaker
Utensils

Surviving the Roommate

Noise-canceling headphones
Earplugs
Eye mask


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