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I have to start my back to school shopping and don't have a list yet from the school...

any ideas on what a sixth grader should have?


Asked by lovinangels at 2:45 PM on Jul. 16, 2010 in

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  • here is a list from one of our local schools....i hope it at the very least gets ya pointed in the right direction!

    Grade 6
    bullet Advisory and General Supplies
    bullet 1 pkg. colored pencils
    bullet 1 pkg. washable markers
    bullet 1 ruler with metrics
    bullet 1 three-ring binder
    bullet 4 pkg. lined notebook paper
    bullet 2 pkg. erasable pens, blue or black
    bullet 1 pkg. red grading pens
    bullet 1 pkg. inexpensive mechanical pencils
    bullet 1 pkg. regular #2 pencils
    bullet 1 large eraser
    bullet 3 boxes Kleenex
    bullet 1 bottle hand sanitizer
    bullet 1 combination lock (NO key locks!)

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 2:59 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Usually my local stores (Walmart, etc) have kiosks set up with lists from all the surrounding schools.

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 2:57 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • You could try calling the school and asking.
    Some school require certain color in things. My MIL got her son stuff for when he started middle school last year. Found out the first day that they changed things and each class (math, science, ect...) needed a certain color notebook, folder, and so on. Out of the 7 she got him, only 3 were the correct colors.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 2:47 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • i got my girls list of of the school web site. i just found it for the grade i needed and then printed it out. i wanna beat the back to school rush. last year when i got the list from the school and by the time i got to the store everything was madness and sold out or jsut the stuff no one wanted was left

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 2:49 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • ok go to your schools webpage and it sould have the list were i live it does goodluck..

    Answer by tandie1977 at 2:49 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • nah, thought of that already, nothing

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 2:50 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • If you can get away with getting the simple stuff now i would just do that...get some scissors, paper, ONE NOTEBOOK! ONE FOLDER, pencils, crayons, and call it a day! Most of that stuff is so strict and so different by class that ONE list wouldnt even cover it. I felt sooo bad for the parents when i worked at walmart. The school had a general list all the parents went by, then on the first day each teacher issued their own list so the parents had to make another round of returns/exchanges!! GL

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 8:03 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • The list that sweeteskitten posted looks good. I would add to that
    Wide ruled spiral notebooks
    Pencil pouch


    Answer by cleanaturalady at 10:30 AM on Jul. 17, 2010