Most schools have posted lists of necessary back to school supplies online, and several retail stores have back to school shopping lists available now. With Shreveport and Bossier City's school calendar showing we are less than three weeks away from the start of the 2013-2014 school year, we've put together a list of some of the basics school children of all ages will need in the classroom this year.

School Supplies List by Grade

 

Kindergarten

  • Glue stick
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Colored pencils
  • Plastic folders or binder
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Assorted construction paper
  • Ruled notebook or pad
  • Supply box or pencil case
  • Tissues
  • Backpack

Grades 1-3

  • Plastic folders or binder
  • Notebook
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Ball-point pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Assorted construction paper
  • Supply box
  • Tissues
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox or bag

Grades 4-5

  • Three-ring binder
  • Three-hole-punch (fits in binder)
  • Loose-leaf paper or spiral notebooks
  • Subject dividers
  • Blue or black ball-point pens
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Pencil pouch
  • Ruler
  • Colored pencils
  • Personal organizer/calendar
  • Book covers
  • Backpack
  • Lunch bag
  • Calculator

Middle School & High School

  • Three-ring binder
  • Three-hole-punch (fits in binder)
  • Loose-leaf paper or spiral notebooks
  • Subject dividers
  • Blue or black ball-point pens
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Permanent markers
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Personal organizer/calendar
  • Book covers
  • Backpack
  • Lunch bag
  • Calculator
  • Combination lock
  • Post-Its
  • Protractor & ruler
  • Graph paper
  • Flash drive
  • Flash drive case with lanyard
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
See the full 2013-2014 school calendar for Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto and Webster Parishes

Remember, funding for teachers to buy needed supplies has been cut, so it's important to make sure your child has all the supplies he or she will need for back to school.

You might also shop the deals and pick up some extra supplies while the prices are low so you can replenish the school supplies at mid-year.