Maybe it’s the heat, but I am looking so forward to the Fall. You can’t miss the feeling as you walk into any supermarket and see the shelves lined with school supplies already in need. I have even spotted Halloween in full fashion. First it is the start of school, then my birthday, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas. I can’t wait for it all to get started.

I have put together my list of school goodies you or your child may need for this new school year. You can purchase these for you, OR give these items as a fun Teacher Goodie Bag for your child’s new teacher. Believe me, any help the teacher can get is MUCH appreciated.

  • Glue Sticks – so cheap at Walmart right now. I stock up on these. For me, white glue is out. It is too messy and takes forever to dry.
  • Post-it notes – my office is lined with them. I am sure every teacher goes GaGa for these too.
  • Wet Wipes – I never go anywhere with out these and they are great for the classroom to have around.
  • Anti-Bacteria hand pump – It is always good to have a little extra protection when it comes to school germs. Maybe that flu bug will be put to a stop.
  • Sharpies – my favorite is the Ultra Fine Point pen. It writes nice and thin. And they now come in colors.

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Another fabulous idea for just starting school comes from my good friend Heather. Whenever a grandchild is ready to start Kindergarten, her Mom (Grandma) takes them out on a “Backpack Date“. They go to the store and get to pick out whatever backpack they want. Then they both go to lunch. I love this idea. What a fun tradition.

Have fun school shopping and another great school year!