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Recommended School Supplies

Here are a few recommendations for school supplies:

The basics

Number 2 pencils

Mechanical pencils

Colored pencils

A pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top to collect shavings)

A large pink eraser

Ballpoint pens (Get a few red-ink ones too, as they are great for peer editing projects.)

Highlighters (light colors recommended: yellow, pink, etc.)

Spiral-bound or composition notebooks

Loose-leaf notebook paper (college-ruled or a variety)

A wooden ruler with English and metric measurements 12 inches

Organizational helpers

Several three-ring binders (Some students prefer one for each different subject.)

A three-hole punch (a regular one or one that fits in a three-ring binder)

A pencil case that fits in a binder

Binder dividers (The kinds with pockets are good for loose papers.)

Pocket folders

Folders that fit in binders

A calendar or planner for scheduling or recording assignments

A sturdy, supportive backpack 

A light bag to carry PE clothing (students usually prefer a bag with drawstrings).  We will sell the e3 Drawstring bag after Summer Bridge for $7.00

Study aids

Index cards, ruled and unruled (These are great for making flash cards.)

A calculator (Check with the math or science teacher first before investing in an expensive one. Graphing calculators, for example, are required in many high school math classes. Teachers advise parents not to buy a calculator with more functions than students will use.)

Craft materials

Drawing paper

Construction paper

Glue sticks

A four-ounce bottle of white glue

Scotch tape

A stapler (Even better if you buy these mini staplers that fit right into your child's backpack for last minute stapling emergencies!)

Small craft Scissors

Water-based markers

Home computer supplies

Printer paper

Ink cartridges