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Back-to-school basic essentials

Melissa Woodforlk
Melissa Woodforlk
Melissa Woodforlk

The summer break is about to come to an end and it will be time for school to start back. No need to wait until school starts. As a teacher, students can be ready prior to the start of the first day of school. As students prepare for the upcoming school year, the following is a universal list of the basic essentials needed to successfully start the new school year off. The list has been complied to ensure that education is met with the highest preparation.

For elementary students, here are the basic items: number 2 pencils, color pencils, pencil sharpener with closed top, erasers, ballpoint black pens, crayons, markers, composition notebooks black and white, loose-leaf notebook paper, three ring binder, pocket folders, box for storing supplies, highlighters, index cards, drawing paper, construction paper, metric ruler, glue sticks, scotch tape, stapler, scissors, water color paints, dray erase markers, tissue, hand sanitizer, and a backpack (no wheels).

The basic items for middle school students are: number 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpener with closed top, erasers, ballpoint black pens, highlighters, composition notebooks black and white, loose-leaf paper, metric ruler, several three-ring binders, three-hole punch, pencil case, binder dividers, pocket folders, index cards, calculator, compass, protractor, dry erase markers, daily planner, flash drive, pocket dictionary and thesaurus, tissue, hand sanitizer, and a backpack (no wheels).

High school students’ basic items are: number 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpener with closed top, erasers, ballpoint black pens, highlighters, composition notebooks black and white, loose-leaf paper, metric ruler, several three-ring binders, pencil case, binder dividers, pocket folders, index cards, scientific graphing calculator, dry erase markers, daily planner, flash drive, pocket dictionary and thesaurus, tissue, hand sanitizer, and a backpack (no wheels).

Be sure to take advantage of back-to-school sales and tax-free days. It is always better for students to be prepared, then to wait until after school starts to get the school supplies needed. By students having the basic school supplies needed in hand on the first day of school, it helps them to get and be ready. These organizational skills set them up to achieve education on the highest level.