Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to School Checklist for Elementary Schoolers

PEKIN, Ill.,–– In no time, school will be starting up again! The thought of school starting up again can be exciting for some kids, while others will dread counting down the days till they have to wake up early again. No matter how they feel, however, they always enjoy picking out their school supplies for the upcoming year. It gives kids a chance to express themselves and choose a style that best fits them. We've put together a back to school checklist for elementary schoolers so your 1st-5th graders can come to school prepared and stylish every day! While individual teachers have different requirements for their classrooms, this list should serve as a helpful starting point so you can have a head start on back to school shopping!

1st Grade

Back to School Checklist for Elementary Schoolers

Make sure you and your child check these items off your list. You'll need them, especially for their first day of elementary school!
  • 1 Backpack
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 2 Erasers
  • 2-3 glue sticks
  • 1 pair of rounded scissors
  • 1 pencil case for organization
  • 12 #2 pencils
  • 1 3-ring binder
  • 1 8oz bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 pack of washable markers

2nd Grade

Back to School Checklist for Elementary Schoolers

Similar to the 1st grade shopping list, 2nd grade shopping is a little easier but you'll need some different supplies.
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 package of Post-It notes
  • 1 package of disinfectant wipes
  • 2 notebooks
  • 2 3-ring binders
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 pencil box
  • 12 sharpened or mechanical pencils
  • 2 large erasers
  • 5 2-pocket folders

3rd Grade

Back to School Checklist for Elementary Schoolers

3rd grade is the beginning of multiplication and division tables. Help your child remain ahead of the curve by providing them with math flashcards, loose leaf paper to help them learn on their own, and other supplies to get ahead of the curve!
  • 1 package of loose leaf paper
  • 1 set of multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction tables/flashcards
  • 1 package of portable hand sanitizer 
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 1 box of 12 colored pencils
  • 5 pencils and 5 mechanical pencils w/erasers
  • 1 package of portable wipes
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 2 erasers
  • 1 12" ruler

4th Grade

Back to School Checklist for Elementary Schoolers

Around the 4th grade, students begin to learn how to edit their own work and the work of others with red pens. Getting them started on organization with folders, notebooks, and binders will improve their editing and writing abilities.
  • 2 3-pronged pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks
  • 2 red pens
  • 1 box of 12 colored pencils
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 - 12 packs of #2 pencils
  • 1 pair of PE shoes, shorts, shirt
  • 1 package of scotch tape
  • 1 stick/bottle of glue
  • 1 school supply bag/pouch/pencil case

5th Grade

Back to School Checklist for Elementary Schoolers

If your child's elementary school only goes to 5th grade, then this is the last year before they head into middle school. Help them pick out their supplies, but let them pick out anything they'd like to express themselves. These items should help your child remain prepared for their last year of elementary school:
  • 2 3-subject notebooks
  • 2 binders w/dividers
  • 5 pocket folders w/prongs
  • 1 package of black pens
  • 1 package of looseleaf paper
  • 1 set of dry erase markers
  • 2 packages of Post-It notes
  • 1 roll of clear tape
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 2 bottles of portable hand sanitizer

We hope this back to school checklist for elementary schoolers helps you and your child pick out supplies that will last the entire year! From 1st to 5th grade, our comprehensive list is full of options that allow your children to express themselves, from folders to backpacks to writing utensils. If you're looking for a great way to save some extra money for back to school shopping, refer to our coupons when you need routine maintenance or work done on your vehicle! Use some of our vehicle tips and tricks for additional ways to extend the life of your vehicle and save more money, too!

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