Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

BAY CITY, Mich.,–– The summer is almost over, which can only mean one thing: school is starting again! Whether your kids love it or hate it, you can tell it's the end of the summer when it's time to go back to school shopping. Get everything done ahead of schedule this year with our back to school checklist for middle schoolers to beat the traffic and get the best deals possible! From 6th to 8th grade, we've put together a list of necessities that will make shopping a breeze. Some teachers release lists of supplies students are required to bring, but these supplies will help to organize and prepare your middle schooler for the next few years!

6th Grade

Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

Purchasing school supplies for 6th graders can be difficult. It's tough to know what supplies will work best for your child as they become more organized and prepared for classes than ever before. Here are a few items we think will help your 6th grader get off to a great start:

  • An agenda for organization
  • (5-6) 2-pocket folders per class
  • (2) 3-subject notebooks w/dividers
  • (12) No. 2 pencils
  • (2) red pens for corrections
  • Hand wipes, sanitizer, etc.
  • Plastic flip-top drink container for water
  • (2) packages of pocket tissue packs
  • (1) pencil case
  • Magnetic locker basket for easy organization
  • Small umbrella for rainy days
  • Pair of gym shoes
  • (10) pens, blue and/or black
  • (1) package of loose leaf paper
  • 12" ruler
  • Pair of scissors

7th Grade

Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

In the 7th grade, your child will start to enjoy a more personalized schedule. They'll be able to pick certain classes they enjoy while also taking part in the required core classes every middle schooler has to take. They'll probably be a little more knowledgeable about what they need, but it's better to be prepared for anything! Make sure you get these supplies before the school year starts:

  • Package of graphing paper for math
  • Agenda for organization
  • 2 GB flash drive
  • Graphing compass
  • Scotch tape
  • (4-5) 3-prong folders with pockets
  • (12) pencils with extra erasers
  • Composition notebook
  • (4) packages of dividers
  • Black, blue, and red pens
  • Dry erase markers
  • Class-specific requirements (instrument, art supplies, etc.)
  • Handheld pencil sharpener w/lid
  • College lined loose leaf paper
  • White out

8th Grade

Back to School Checklist for Middle Schoolers

With one year left in middle school, your 8th grader probably wants to get back to school shopping done as quickly as possible. Since you've probably acquired most of the supplies you'll need over the past couple years, shopping with your 8th grader will be much easier. However, don't forget any of these extremely important supplies:

  • Graphing calculator
  • (3) 3-ring binders
  • Protractor 
  • Dry erase marker/whiteboard
  • Package of sticky notes
  • (5) packages of dividers
  • (12) pencils w/extra erasers
  • White out
  • Agenda or planner for organization
  • Stapler and staple remover
  • Blue, black, and red pens
  • Sharp scissors
  • (3) highlighters, different colors
  • Colored pencils
  • (4) composition notebooks

Back to school shopping can be an enjoyable and easy experience if you are prepared and get organized ahead of time. Stay ahead of the curve this year with our back to school checklist for middle schoolers so you aren't lost or stuck Googling school supplies while you shop! Before school starts up, plan a fun getaway during Labor Day with some fresh and fun family-friendly activities. Planning a cookout for Labor Day weekend? Try some of these mouth-watering recipes to give your tastebuds the vacation they deserve! If you're going on vacation soon, make sure you double check everything you pack to ensure you aren't missing one of the top 10 most forgotten vacation items

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