The Basics (for the bigger kids, grades 6 and 11):
* Three-Ring Binders
* Binder Filler Paper
* Subject Dividers
* Index Cards
* Post-it Flags
Our MUST-Have list included Sharpie Highlighters (the thick ones), mechanical pencils (always gotta be the 0.5 size), extra lead and a pencil sharpener. Not shown are the No. 2 pencils in yellow, which we always buy, because you know there are the times when you run out of lead and need a pencil.
For the smaller kiddo (starting 2nd grade):
* Brand new pack of crayons
* New pencil box
* Glue Sticks
* Pencil Sharpener
And for his eczema (the items not shown):
* His creams and ointments, band-aids, alcohol-free hand sanitizer & tissue
While I know that we'll be headed back to the store for some specific items (always requested at the beginning of the year), we pretty much got all the basics covered.
I had always tried to be prepared when I went to school, but there's always the couple of things that you have to go back and get. Like this year, my oldest daughter will probably need a new calculator for math. She's taking Trigonometry! And I know we'll need to go back and get erasers (the store had been sold out when we went).
What was (or is) always on your back-to-school list?