It's back to school time and kids and parents are busy trying to get everything organized to start the school year prepared. Kids are typically more concerned with buying the right outfit while parents are more concerned with making sure they have the proper supplies for their classes.

To help you with the basic school supplies the Chicago Public Schools website has itemized the essential items needed for all grade levels.

Pre-K through
Kindergarten

  • Large pencils
  • Large crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Kleenex, paper towels


1st through 3rd
  • Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Supply box
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex, paper towels
4th through 6th
  • Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Supply box
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex, paper towels
  • Pocket folders
  • Watercolors
  • Sketch pad
7th through 8th
  • Same as 4th - 6th:
    • Colored pencils
    • Spiral notebooks
    • Wide rule notebook paper
    • Additional folders
    • Dictionary
    • Calculator
    • Assignment notebook



9th through 12th
  • Same as 7th through 8th
    • Subject specific supplies given by teachers.
 

Some teachers may request specific school supplies, in addition to the ones listed above. These special requests will be outlined the first few days of classes.

Have a wonderful school year. 

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