2012 School Supply List – Kindergarten

If you have looked at your Sunday paper these days, it is filled with ads for back to school like this:

Back to School Sales

Although a lot of places around the country head back this month, those of us in New York (and some other locations) are in a holding pattern until Labor Day. When NHL finished third grade at the end of June, he came home with his report card, new teacher for next year, and a supply list. I wrote about his big list earlier.

JSL has been itching to get some items for kindergarten. This list had not been sent home yet, but the other day I found it online. Something must have told me to look because there it was waiting for us.

So what does a kindergarten list look like for us? Here it is:

  • A pack of primary pencils
  • A large book bag or backpack
  • 5 glue sticks
  • 1/2” or 1” plain black binder
  • One package large dry erase markers (multi-color)
  • A 100-pack of pocket protectors
  • 1 Primary Journal (black and white – can be purchased in the Art Section)
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 3 plastic pocket folders (pockets at the bottom): 1 blue, 1 red, 1 orange

The list welcomes parents and students to Kindergarten and mentions that the list of supplies will be needed and shared throughout the school year. At the end, it starts that a sign-up sheet for parents to bring in additional items like tissues, paper towels, baby wipes, and other community items may be needed. The list seems a lot different than the one that NHL had for kindergarten in another school. I remember we had to buy him many more glue sticks, crayons, and scissors. I suppose they must have sets for the classroom.

So if you did not chime in earlier, what is on your back-to-school supply list this year?

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  • Jen says:

    Not sure I have ever seen an orange pocket folder. Otherwise, the list doesn’t seem too bad.
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  • Traci says:

    DD5 starts kindergarten in a few weeks…this was her supply list!!!

    2 – Pocket Folders
    2 – Box of 16 or 24 crayola crayons-no names
    3 – sets (6-8) washable Crayola markers– no names
    8 – large Elmer’s glue sticks – no names
    1 – backpack large to hold binder -NO WHEELS / NAME ON / NO SOUNDS
    1 – 3 ring binder 1 inch-white
    1 – three ring clear pocket zipper (for lunch money)
    2 – large box of tissues
    1 – one dozen #2 pencils
    1 –1 box gallon size zip lock bags
    1 –1 box quart size zip lock bags
    1 – Ear phone set for computer lab in a zip lock bag
    with name on bag (inexpensive) (Make sure they fit child)
    2 – pink large erasers(no name)
    1 – basic watercolor set
    1 – container of play doh
    Please bring supplies to your scheduled conference
    (in the fall)

    But wait, there’s more!

    ART SUPPLIES – No name needed
    2- short sleeved man’s dress shirt – small or
    . medium for painting, No T shirts. For class & art rooms
    2 – two 8 oz Elmer Glue All
    3 – 2 glue sticks
    1 – white eraser
    1 – composition notebook wide ruled
    1 container baby wipes
    1 – hand sanitizer
    2 – yellow highlighters

    The kindergarten list was the 3rd longest list this year (after fourth and fifth grade). Crazy I tell ya!
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  • Nancy says:

    Here’s Zach’s Kindergarten list. Items with asterisks are shared with the class. It amazes me he needs not only 3 bottles of glue, but also 4 glue sticks! And that’s not even for art class, which is 2 more glue sticks! I foresee the need to add a room onto my house for all of the art projects that are going to come home.

    *12 yellow #2 pencils – SHARPENED
    *3 – 4 oz. bottles Elmer’s school glue (not gel glue)
    *1 pair of Fiskar brand scissors
    *4 boxes of 24 Crayola crayons
    *4 dry erase markers – low odor
    *1 large box of tissues
    *1 Crayola watercolors
    *1 ream of white computer or drawing paper
    *1 box of Ziploc bags (gallon size)
    *1 pair of children’s socks (old, clean ones are okay)
    *4 glue sticks
    1 small plastic school supply box – LABEL with student’s name
    1 clipboard
    1 pkg of stickers – any kind
    1 plastic folder
    1-3 prong folder
    Boys only:
    *1 – 12 pack Crayola colored pencils (classic colors)
    *1 container of baby wipes
    Girls only:
    *1 – 12 pack Crayola markers (classic colors)
    *1 Play-doh 4 pack
    Art Class: *2 Elmer’s glue sticks

    Some of this I was able to scrounge up around the house – his preschool teacher game him a box of 24 crayons that had 10 additional crayons jammed in, and I found another box of 24 in the house that’s barely used. We have extra scissors, and his preschool teacher also gave him a pencil box.

    This still blows me away compared to Alex’s kinder list (when we lived in NJ where taxes are 4 times higher, covering most school supplies) which was like, backpack, folder. The end.
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  • gem says:

    Wow – I wish our supply list was like that! ours looks much, much longer, like some of those above. In addition to the normal “stuff,” we also need antibacterial wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer, milk cartons covered in contact paper, clipboard…that’s all I can remember off the top of my head =).
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