Mine are starting 1st & 3rd this year, I imagine their required supplies will be about $100-$150. Book fees $70-$100 each. As far as clothes/etc., they will each need a new pair of shoes, my DS grew a size since school got out and DD her last pair is literally falling apart. So probably about $600 altogehter including book fees and shoes.
We won't buy much in the way of new clothes though until the fall when the weather changes...we start Aug 12 and it won't start getting cooloer till late Sept or October. Most of their clothes from last year will still fit and I'm not going to get clothes just so they have new or different stuff, what they have is fine. Other than I think DS will need a couple pair of jeans and DD some new leggings for under skirts and dresses. They both have birthdays in August and usually get some fall clothes so we always wait until later for clothes anyway, plus it helps spread the expense.
We spent $35 on supplies and thats all we will really need. His clothes all still fit just fine, he just had a birthday a little while ago and got some clothes, and one of my cousins just dropped off hand me downs, so he really won't need any back to school clothes. I do need to get him a new violin soon, he's growing out the one he has right now.
We spend about $200-300 per kid for some fresh clothes and a new pair of shoes. They do not get all new clothes to start out school though. We buy some new things in the summer and then some new things for fall. Plus, school supplies which is about $50 each. It is about $150 for the high school age kids because of the calculators though.
Luckily, two of my children are through with school. That just leaves 4 school aged children to buy for.
Quoting Ritata:Probably $150-$200. Our dd is starting Kindergarten. ToysRUs has a special, when you buy a backpack you get a free lunch bag, she needs shoes and all new clothes because she's had a growth spurt this summer.
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