Depends on the school. When my oldest was in kindergarten the only supplies she had to bring was a book bag, folder and a lunch box and later the teacher asked for a pencil box. Crayons, pencils, glue, scissors and the rest were supplied by the school (it was an awesome school).
My middle two kids went to a different school and their supply list was a mile long and everything was put in a giant box for ALL the kids to share so they didn't need a pencil box and they didn't get their scissors and stuff back at the end of the year.
And they were very specific about what they wanted (# of crayons in a box, kind of pencils, kind of scissors, etc).
at 4:17 PM on Apr. 8, 2009