Back to school supply lists for K-8

As I posted earlier this morning – It’s almost time for pencils, time for books. . . and of course, glue, crayons, markers, folders, erasers, glue sticks. . .

So, are you ready to do some back-to-school shopping?

For those of you who didn’t order kits in the spring – Southborough schools have posted their 2018-19 school supply lists.

One thing I learned the hard way from past experience – some of the lists include details you shouldn’t fret over. Often, the specific brand of a folder or exact dimensions of a pencil box are just details copied from the versions in the kits that were sold through SOS. You don’t need to adhere to every detail.

Speaking of fundraising kits, Finn SOS is repeating the method it launched last year. Parents are able to purchase items through the Amazon Smile program with a 0.5% kickback to Finn SOS. The lists are easy to pull up so you can add items to the shopping cart.

Don’t worry, if you have a favorite discount store in the area, you aren’t required to shop online.

But I like the option for busy parents. Especially since it allows you to edit out unnecessary items. (For instance – why buy another box of colored pencils, if the your kid brought home last year’s practically unused?) 

Still, if using the Amazon lists you do need to pay attention to the details in the notes beside listed items. (I noticed an item on one Kindergarten teacher’s list recommended parents look in stores for the individual folder rather than ordering the box of 25 folders listed online.)

Here are the links for the supply lists by school:

Now you can start checking the back-to-school flyers and sales and get shopping!

(Tip: I usually get my shopping done quickly at Walmart in Hudson. Last year, they had everything my 3rd and 5th graders needed, cheap. Though I had to run over to the office supply/stationary section for a few of the items.)

(Image cropped from photo posted to flickr by Morgan)

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