My daughters school have these premade packages with supplies that are good for the whole year, except for a glue stick here and there. They are about $50. Last year I tried to get my own supplies, because I thought it would be cheaper. Turns out, I spent a bunch of time going to three different stores and still ended up spending the same amount. This year I ordered the package and I am so relieved I don't have to look for all the items on the list.
As for other preparations, I plan to go get a few things of clothes a week before she starts school, but I will get more things during the year, since it doesn't really get cooler here in Texas until Oct. Academically I bought crosswords, Brainquest (which are basically flashcards with spelling, math and so on) and we have a math book we found on sale with 2nd. grade math,(the grade she is entering)
at 7:42 PM on Aug. 6, 2009