Back to School

I just received the long awaited supply list from Sahara’s school for Kindergarten… and it made me cry!! Not only is my baby going to kindergarten, but it was 3x longer than any I had previously with her neuro-typical sister. And then seeing the personal care section… hit me like a ton of bricks.

Today, I feel overwhelmed with the concept of my daughter not entering a general education classroom. This week, I feel annoyed that I am already advocating for her rights and the school isn’t even in session. Recently, I have been wondering how it would be like to just focus on purchasing back to school supplies and clothing like a ‘typical’ family. Right now, I feel sad!

This will all come to pass… and in the mean time I have a lot of shopping to do for just one child.

1. 1 box of colored pencils

2. 1 box of 24 count Crayola crayons

3. 4 bottles of Elmer’s white glue

4. 6 white or clear drying Elmer’s glue sticks (Please not blue)

5. 1 box / roll of industrial strength Velcro ( not the smaller button sized pieces please)

6. 1 pack of 4 count AA batteries

7. 1 pack of D batteries

8. 3 rolls of clear packing tape

9. 1 box of 8 count large washable Crayola markers

10. 3 bottles of hand sanitizer

11. 1 pack of colored bold tipped dry-erase markers

12. 6 boxes of tissue

13. 1 large bag of either of the following: Skittles, Gummy bears, M&M’s or Jelly Beans.

14. 1 of your child’s’ favorite CD’s or DVD’s

15. 1 snack pack size of Zip Lock bags

16. 5 no.2 pencils

17. 3 pink erasers

18. 2 water Crayola color tray sets

19. 1 pair of pointed scissors

20. 1 clipboard

21. 1 pack of 4x6in ruled index cards

22. 2 bottles of Lysol Kitchen Spray

Personal care items (please label)

1. 1 toothbrush

2. 1 nailbrush

3. 1 tube of toothpaste

4. 1 hairbrush

5. 5 plastic grocery bags (for soiled clothing)

6. 2 tubes of Chap Stick

7. 1 bottle of lotion

8. 1 bottle/tube of tear free sunscreen

9. 1 container of deodorant

10. 3 wash clothes

11. 1 bottle of tear-free body wash

12. I blanket labeled with your child’s name

Additional Requested Items

 Clorox wipes – we use tons of theses

Large bag of various size and color buttons

Paper plates

Various colored Pom-Pom craft balls

Pipe cleaners

Play- doh, any color will do

Cotton Balls

Magnetic tape or strips

Craft “google eyes”

Any fun and easy board game or puzzle

Clear Self Adhesive Laminate (contact paper)

Yarn –any color

Fabric paint – any color

Bubble mixture and bubble toys

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What’s your back to school list look like?

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Alternamom
Mother, Wife, Autism Advocate, Crunchy Mom Wanna Be, Reiki Master, Blogger, Young Living Essential Oil Education Coach and Mentor. I am the mother of two fantastic, expressive, healthy daughters who happen to be on the autism spectrum.
Alternamom

alternamom

Mother, Wife, Autism Advocate, Crunchy Mom Wanna Be, Reiki Master, Blogger, Young Living Essential Oil Education Coach and Mentor. I am the mother of two fantastic, expressive, healthy daughters who happen to be on the autism spectrum.

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  • August 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    “22. 2 bottles of Lysol Kitchen Spray”

    ?!  My parents didn’t need to send me to school with that, the school could afford to buy that stuff itself (and this goes for a bunch of other items too)!

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