Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School Supplies.

Every year, we receive a packet from the school, giving a suggested supply list for each grade level.  I don't remember going shopping for all these things when I was young.  "Back-to-school shopping" was simply for clothes and shoes.  Maybe there's a conspiracy between the retail stores and the education department!  Or maybe it's just a a sign of the times.  (I mean, these poor teachers don't even have a budget for a box of tissues!)  But, whatever it is, it certainly is exciting for the kids!  So, off to Target, we went...

Here's the suggested list for 3rd grade:
  • box of 10 washable markers
  • box of colored pencils
  • box of #2 pencils
  • pack of 3 pink Pearl erasers
  • box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • pack of 3 glue sticks
  • pack of 3 highlighters
  • dry erase markers
  • pencil sharpener w/shavings catcher
  • pack of 3 x 5 cards
  • usb drive
  • small pencil/supply case
  • pair of child scissors
  • lined spiral notebook
  • 2 reams of white copy paper
  • wide-ruled notebook paper
  • boxes of tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • disinfectant wipes
And, although the above items are important...I paid more attention to the following supply list while back-to-school shopping:
  • 2 boxes (Health Office and classroom)
  • extra meters
  • lancets
  • test strips
  • glucose tablets
  • juice boxes
  • extra carb-y snacks(cheese/peanut butter crackers, granola bars, etc.)
  • extra site change supplies (quick-serter, reservoirs, infusion sets)
  • insulin (kept in H. O. fridge)
  • glucagon kits
  • emergency directions/picture
  • emergency syringes
  • extra AAA batteries
The most important school supplies.


  1. I don't understand why Skittles and Juicy Juice aren't on the standard list??!? :)

  2. WOW! Well that is one long standard list!!! But I hear ya... I have Tristan's standard school list and then I have his "important" checklist. However we still use a backpack that does from school to home and home to school. At the nurses' office we keep a scale, glucose tabs, juices and gummies. Everything else is in his "diabetes" backpack.


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