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The Ultimate Back to School Supplies List to Prepare for the School Year

Back to School Supplies List

Back to School Season is near, and it can be a stressful time for everyone. Fortunately, we at Buchan’s Stationery have compiled a Back to School Supplies List that will make your shopping easy. Doesn’t matter if you’re entering elementary school or high school, we have categorized this list to work for all ages.

For some products such as binders, notebooks, folders, and make sure to purchase enough in which all classes are covered, but not too much to overflow the backpack.

If a product has this sign next to them (***) These are essential for in-person classes, but not for online.

Back to School Supplies Colored Pencils and Crayons

Kindergarten

Shopping for kindergarten students is easy! Purchasing these supplies will ensure that your child will have all the tools needed to have a fun learning experience.

Essentials

Pencil Case

No. 2 Pencils

Erasers

Colored Pencils

Crayons

Washable Markers

Glue Sticks

Blunt-Tip Scissors

Plastic Pocket Folders

Wide Ruled Notebook or Pads

Exercise Books

Face Mask***

Hand Sanitizer***

Backpack***

Lunchbox***

Helpful Items

Tissues

Construction Paper

Back to School Art Supplies

Elementary School (Grades 1-3)

As your little ones hit grade school, buying school supplies becomes a little bit more comprehensive. While they still don’t need more advanced school supplies, it is time to ensure they are organized and prepared to go to school.

Essentials

Pencil Case

No. 2 Pencils

Erasers

Colored Pencils

Highlighters

Glue Sticks

Lined Looseleaf Paper (with holes for binder)

Blunt-Tip Scissors

Plastic Pocket Folders

Exercise Books

Three-Ring Binders

Ruler

Subject Dividers

Face Mask***

Hand Sanitizer***

Backpack***

Lunchbox***

Helpful Items

Post-it notes

Book Covers

Calculators

Personal Planner

Bookmarks

Elementary School (Grades 4-5)

At this age, children should be working with more technical supplies, such as pens and calculators. It is time to focus on the future, and getting prepared for middle school (They grow up so fast!).

Essentials

Pencil Case

No 2.Pencils

Mechanical Pencils

Blue, Black, Red Pencils

Pencil Sharpener

Lead Refills

Lined Looseleaf Paper (with holes for binder)

Erasers

Highlighters

White-out or Liquid Paper

Calculators

Ruler

Three-Ring Binders

Personal Planner

Subject Dividers

Index Cards

Face Mask***

Hand Sanitizer***

Backpack***

Helpful Items

Hole Puncher

Stapler

Coloured Pens

Post-it Notes

Middle School (Grade 6-8)

Middle School is a lot more technical. Your child will need more complex calculators, math supplies, and more. Around this age, your kids will want to be more active in the selection and customization of their supplies, so make sure they have a voice in the supplies you’ll buy.

Essentials

Pencil Case

No 2.Pencils

Mechanical Pencils

Blue, Black, Red Pens

Pencil Sharpener

Lead Refills

Erasers

Personal Planner

Protractor

Highlighters

Scientific Calculator

White-out or Liquid Paper

Protractor

Ruler

Three-Ring Binders

Lined Looseleaf Paper (with holes for binder)

Graphed Looseleaf Paper (with holes for binder)

Subject Dividers

Index Cards

Combination Lock***

Face Mask***

Hand Sanitizer***

Backpack***

Helpful Items

USB Stick

Post-it Notes

Binder Accessories

high school

High School (Grade 9-12)

For high-school, being organized is key. Students must learn to allocate time for all classes and ensure they are up to date with hectic schedules. With many subjects with different teachers, students must take on more responsibility, especially with adulthood on the horizon.

Essentials

Pencil Case

No 2.Pencils

Mechanical Pencils

Ballpoint Pens

Blue, Black, Red Pens

Pencil Sharpener

Lead Refills

Geometry Set

Report Covers

Erasers

Personal Planner

Protractor

Highlighters

Graphing Calculator

White-out or Liquid Paper

Protractor

Ruler

Three-Ring Binders

Lined Looseleaf Paper (with holes for binder)

Graphed Looseleaf Paper (with holes for binder)

Subject Dividers

Index Cards

Combination Lock***

Face Mask***

Hand Sanitizer***

Backpack***

Helpful Items

USB Stick

Post-it Notes

Binder Accessories

Conclusion

Back to School Season is a stressful time. With this checklist, you’ll be able to stop worrying about compiling a list, and enjoy the last few weeks of summer. For the highest quality products, get prepared to go back to school with Buchan’s Kerrisdale Stationery in Vancouver, Canada. Whether you’re in the area or shopping online, we’ll have great products, sales, and promotions to ensure you go back to school in style!

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