Our school sends home this supply list at the end of the school year, so you can prepare for the upcoming year in advanced. Then they send another copy in the mail a few weeks before school begins. This year we have a second-grader and third-grader! We also have a little friend that needed school supplies. So we got started!
We all got a snack at the snack bar, I had an iced coffee and the kids each got a Slushy and we were ready to go. I should have brought a different colored highlighter, but I grabbed a yellow highlighter to put on the yellow paper. Yikes!
So I walked with my highlighter and the supply lists and my coffee. ” Second graders need four boxes of pencils and third graders need three boxes of pencil.” The kids all throw them into the cart… “Second graders and third graders all need two of these kinds of notebooks.” The kids choose their notebooks and throw to into the cart… As we find items, I highlight them.
Here’s our happy shopping crew! Do you notice that FULL cart?!
When we got home and got the car unloaded, the kids needed to get outside and jump off the sugar and artificial food coloring. I sat with Sharpies and the school list.
I sit in a sea of supplies. I started with Reed’s second grade list and labeled them with his name (unless they are classroom supplies. Then I load it into his backpack and plastic Target bags labeled with his name. Then I switch to the third graders’ list and divide them into Jake and his friend’s pile. I labeled and bagged these up.
Here they are modeling their new backpacks without the tags removed or loaded up. They are totally set for an amazing year!
How do you handle back to school shopping? Do you let them pick out their supplies? Do you order them online and have them delivered to the classroom? Do you shop for them yourself in the dead of night while the kids are sleeping?