This year, our minds are not necessarily on our usual back-to-school shopping lists – they are preoccupied with hand sanitizer, masks and the million questions that we have about this school year.

We’ve got you covered, though, with lists of typical school supplies for each grade. Just choose the checklist for your child’s grade, and you’re good to go!

Please note: while each list is meant as a general guide, every school and classroom is different. For example, some schools may be providing individual supplies. You may want to double-check with your school or your child’s teacher about their classroom’s specific needs.

Pre-K/Kindergarten

While some Kindergarteners don’t typically require their own school supplies, this year some classes are asking for them for safety reasons.

PreK Kindergarten checklist

First Grade

First grade brings a new sense of independence. It might be time for a bigger backpack!

First Grade Checklist

Second Grade

Your second grader may now need notebooks – remember to label everything!

Second Grade checklist

Third Grade

The list grows in the third grade as binders are typically introduced and your little one takes on more responsibility.

Third Grade Checklist

Fourth Grade

Your fourth grader might be off to middle school this year! Ensure they are well prepared with this list.

Fourth Grade Checklist

Fifth Grade

As your fifth grader’s subject load increases, more school supplies may be required, particularly for math.

Fifth Grade Checklist

Sixth Grade

Style might become more important to your sixth grader. Encourage your child to choose supplies they will love to use.

Sixth Grade Checklist

Seventh/Eighth Grade

In addition to this essentials list, your school may suggest that students bring their own device for learning.

Seventh Eighth grade checklist

Ninth to Twelfth Grade 

As your older kid enters high school, their supply list may vary depending on their elective subjects.

High school checklist

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