The new school year’s coming up. And not every parent can afford all the supplies their kids need. So sadly, teachers end up footing the bill for a lot of stuff.
Someone talked to a bunch of them and asked which things they need most. So if you’re doing your back-to-school shopping and want to buy a little extra, here are the top eight things teachers need donated . . .
- Pens and pencils. If the pencils are pre-sharpened, even better.
- Notebooks and folders. Ideally, without any designs on them. Just solid colors.
- Erasers. Specifically the kind you stick on the end of a pencil after the original eraser gets worn out.
- Crayons. Obviously older kids don’t need them. But they’re one of the top things kids need in kindergarten through the 3rd grade. A box of 24 is perfect. They don’t need the kind with a billion color choices.
- Glue sticks. Again, younger kids need them.
- Dry-erase markers. Teachers go through a lot of them.
- Kleenex and antibacterial wipes. Schools don’t always buy enough, so teachers end up paying for them.
- Red pens. Teachers go through a ton of them grading papers. (RetailMeNot)