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Back to School Shopping Checklist

Mom and daughter picking out a new backpack

Ahhh… those lazy summer days have come to an end. Days of sunsets on the beach, splashing in the water and sticky popsicle hands are over. If you have a child in school, it’s now early mornings and late homework nights. But, have no fear, our school supplies checklist should provide some help in packing that backpack for the next step in your child's future.

Surprisingly, kids seem to enjoy back-to-school shopping, and not just for the clothes, but for the supplies! Picking out folders, notebooks and pens and pencils that reflect their style. Having the right school supplies can provide a feeling of being prepared, ready to conquer the school year.

To help you, Foremost compiled a back-to-school checklist of some of our favorite school supplies in case you need a little help at the store:

  • Pencils and ballpoint pens
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil pouch
  • Posted notes
  • Glue sticks
  • Binder
  • Calculator (make sure it's the one required by the class)
  • Folders
  • Agenda/Calendar book
  • White-out
  • A ruler
  • Scotch tape
  • Stapler
  • College ruled and wide ruled paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Protractor
  • Lunch box
  • Backpack (make sure it's supportive and can safely fit a laptop
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Index cards


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