Published On: Aug 01 2013 08:52:10 AM CDTUpdated On: Aug 27 2013 09:45:23 AM CDT
While school-supply lists can be extensive, there are still some items that your child may need that might not be listed. Check out these additional items you might want to consider sending with your child to school.
Lunch bag or box: If you are sending your child to school with a lunch be sure to purchase a container they can transport their lunch in, preferably something will keep their food at a safe temperature.
Locker accessories: Send your child to school with everything he or she needs for his or her locker, including shelves, a mirror and other fun decor.
Hand sanitizer: Keep your child healthy this school year by making sure he or she has a bottle of hand sanitizer in his or her backpack.
Brush or comb: Keep your child looking well-kept at school -- especially after phy-ed -- by sending them to school with a brush or a comb they can keep in their desk or locker.
Flash drive: Students will need to transfer homework from their own computer to the classroom computer, so make they are equipped with a flash drive for easy transport.
Book covers: Students will need book covers to cover their text books. You can use paper bags, or you can also get fancy by buying decorative and easy-to-use book covers.
Small bag: Some schools do not allow students to carry backpacks from class to class. If your child is restricted from using a backpack, consider sending them to school with a smaller bag that can fit their pens and pencils, notebook and a single book.
Water bottle: Send your child to school with his or her own water bottle so he or she doesn't have to wait in line at the drinking fountain between classes.
Watch: Send your child to school with a watch (when they're old enough to tell time) so he or she can keep track of time when taking a test and not have to worry about whether or not there is a clock visible in the classroom.
Gym clothes: If you child's school doesn't provide him or her with a gym uniform your child will need an extra pair of athletic clothes to change into for gym class.
Personal hygiene products: Make sure your child has all of the supplies he or she needs to stay clean and fresh at school, including deodorant or body wash for after gym class or recess.
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