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What to buy for Kindergarten??

My son starts Kindergarten the first week in September... I was informed we wouldn't find out his schedule or any info until about a week or so before school starts.  A little annoying but there's nothing I can do about that.

I have NO idea what to expect he will need for school.  This is my oldest baby, so the first time I'm doing this lol :)  What are some things I should stock up on beforehand?  I want to start shopping now to get in on the good sales.  I'm sure by the time I get his info all the stores will already be in Christmas mode lol!

I'm planning on grabbing 

-backpack
-crayons
-folders
-pencils
-notebook

What am I missing? I can't imagine he will need a TON for Kindergarten, but would love some input from other moms who have been through this before.  I'm sure there's something I'm not thinking of :) Thanks mamas!!! <3 

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by on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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timeywimey
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Most schools put out a school supple list to Target and Walmart and stores like them. We don't get teacher information until a week before school but the list of school supplys I can get at Target.
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sugareemommee
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Tissues, Clorox wipes, plastic sandwich bags, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, glue sticks, crayons, safety scissors
kthruz143
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:37 AM

2BOXES OF 24 OR 48 CRAYONS 
DZN#2 PENCILS 
1PENCIL ZIPPERED POUCH (W/3 HOLES TO PLACE IN HOMEWORK FOLDER) 
2LARGE ERASERS 
1PAIR OF FISKAR’S SAFETY SCISSORS
2LARGE GLUE STICKS 
1SCHOOL BOX (PLASTIC CIGAR-SIZED BOX FOR HOLDING COLORS) 
1ACTIVITY/COLORING BOOK WITH DOT-TO-DOTS AND MAZES 
1BOX OF KLEENEX 
1LARGE RECTANGULAR CONTAINER OF WET ONES OR BABY WIPES 
1ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS
1HAND SANITIZER (STUDENTS A THROUGH L)
1CLOROX WIPES (STUDENTS M THROUGH Z)
1SMALL TRAVEL PILLOW (NO LARGER THAN 10” X 14”) 

SCHOOL BAG (LARGE ENOUGH TO FIT FOLDERS) 






This our Kindergarden supply list

TheMrs407
by Emerald Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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Glue sticks, scissors, markers, ziplock bags

We don't have students get notebooks. Typically the lines are too small for most kinders. We supply paper with specific lines.

K teach
SouthernMamaof1
by Gold Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

 What about writing tablets? 

Don't forget about Kleenex, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes. 

sam12796
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:39 AM

 tissues and antibacterial wipes. Baby wipes are helpful too with helping the teacher clean their faces etc..That is annoying you don't find out until a week ahead. We knew in the beginning of summer they sent out a letter. Then after kindergarten we got a wish list for first grade.

sugareemommee
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Check your district website too, our lists for next year are already up.
mcginnisc
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Well, mine is in private school so I checked my friend's dd's school which is public...here is the K list for her dd's school. 

1 Kinder-Mat * label with your child's name

(One that folds into 4 equal parts, this type is essential for storage purposes)

A complete change of clothes to leave at school

(in a large Zip-lock bag labeled with your child's name)

1 Book bag (NO WHEELS!) that will hold a 9" x 12" binder

2 - 4 oz. Bottles of Elmer's School Glue

3 packs of glue sticks

3 Boxes of 16 or 24 count REGULAR Crayola Crayons

2 fine tip EXPO dry erase markers

3 spiral notebooks

1 pack of #2 pencils

1 box of washable markers

1 box of colored pencils

2- 2 pocket folders

1-1inch 3 ring binder, white with clear view front

1- plastic 3 prong 2 pocket folder

1- Pair of head phones (can be purchased at the dollar store)

1- Pair of Fiskars children's scissors

Here is my dd's K list for private school

K5

  1. 1 box of yellow #2 pencils
  2. Fiskar scissors
  3. Pencil box to fit inside desk
  4. 2 boxes of 24 count crayons
  5. 6  large glue sticks (or lots of little glue sticks)
  6. 1 large box of Kleenex
  7. 1 large box of wet wipes
  8. 2 2-pocket folders
  9. Book bag
  10. Water colors
  11. 12 inch ruler
  12. 2 chunk erasers

 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

mommy053008
by Silver Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM
I would wait for the list honestly you don't know how many of whatever they are asking for. My DDs list is very reasonable (also my first going to Kindergarten)
All her supplies are used by her only. They don't do communal supplies but she's going to Private

1 8pck crayons jumbo
1 24 pck regular crayons
4 folders with bottom pockets and brads plastic
3 jumbo glue sticks
1 Elmer's glue
2 dry erase any color fine point
1 box of markers basic colors
1 spiral notebook w 3 hole punch
2 pencil bag zippered
1 back pack
1 change of clothes
1 Tissue box large
1 wet wipes large box
DusterMommy
by Silver Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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Yes, stupid!

My oldest starts K (full day) in less than a month, and I haven't gotten a list, either. Thanks for asking this question.


Quoting sarahbearamommy:

no they don't.. so stupid, right? i checked the school's site and they have nothing listed. so annoying. Who wants to wait until the very last minute to get prepared? drives me insane lol!!

Quoting SWasson:

Do the kindergarten teachers have websites?  Ours did, and I could check the previous year's supply lists to get an idea of what they all requested.



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