For my soon to be fifth grader, this was the list of supplies she needed for school:
4 single subject notebooks (multicolored)
5 folders (different colors to coordinate with notebooks)
Pencils: 2 boxes
1 package eraser tops
2 Glue sticks
1 box of markers
1 box CRAYOLA crayons
1 Box of tissues
1 canister Clorox/Lysol wipes
1 Roll of paper towel
I got it all at CVS for $60, which felt a little ridiculous. Why SO MUCH stuff? Especially since I guarantee after one month, all of these things will be lost in the recesses of her bag. If I ask her for a single pen from her bag in November, she can't find one.
Also, a roll of paper towels?? She really needs to carry an entire roll of paper towels AND a canister of Lysol? Seriously? How dirty do they expect things to be getting over there?
And this is why I have back problems. Because I spent my entire childhood lugging around THAT.