What Stationery Do I Need (For Elementary and Secondary school + Programs)?

Summer is almost over, and the time has begun for students to scramble around, trying to find the right stationery for back to school. What stationery should I buy for the new school year? And does it matter if I have a graphing calculator? These are common questions that come up around this time, and this article will attempt to answer them.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Contents:

  1. Elementary school
  2. High school
  3. Advanced High School Courses
  4. College

Elementary School:

Ready for your little tikes to finally go to school, or getting your tweens ready for their graduation year? Whatever the case, elementary school supplies are pretty consistent the whole way. 

  • Duotangs (8)
  • Sheet of name labels
  • Dotted, line, and Plain exercise notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Pencil crayons
  • Markers
  • Oil pastels
  • Glue stick
  • Liquid glue
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Highlighters (two different colors)
  • Sharpie
  • Lunch bag and backpack
  • Ruler
  • Binder
  • Dry erase markers
  • Erasers 
  • Pencil Box
  • Scissors
  • Calculator 

High School:

From high school onwards, teachers usually have less to say about stationery brands, so you are free to use stationery from your favourite online stationery stores like Muji or Kikki.K, or for more affordable and cute/aesthetic options at newer online stores like 4-Leaf Stationery (https://4leafstationery.com/). Try to use online stores to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so these sites to buy cute stationery online are very useful! 

  • Backpack
  • Binder
  • Mechanical pencils or wooden ones
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pens

  • Lined, grid, and blank paper
  • Erasers
  • Pens (Blue and red)
  • Ruler
  • Dividers for binders
  • Plastic sleeve
  • Pencil case
  • Glue sticks
  • White glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Fine-liner 
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks

  • Calculator (Scientific or graphing if taking higher math classes)
  • Dictionary
  • Index cards
  • Compass and protractor

Advanced High School Courses:

Congrats! You’ve accepted the challenge of taking an advanced course in high school! This will take more work than usual, but when it gets hard, just remember why you’re doing it in the first place.

  • Backpack
  • Binder
  • Mechanical pencils or wooden ones
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers

  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Lined, grid, and blank paper
  • Erasers
  • Pens (Blue and red)
  • Ruler
  • Dividers for binders
  • Plastic sleeve
  • Mechanical markers
  • Pencil case

  • Glue sticks
  • White glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Fine-liner 
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator (Graphing)
  • Dictionary
  • Index cards
  • White-out
  • Compass and protractor
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Flash drive
  • Folder
  • Packs of post-it notes
  • Laptop
  • Scrap paper
  • Planner or agenda

College:

College is an enjoyable but also a difficult time for everyone. Thus, preparing for college can be very helpful. Having the right materials can mean the difference between having a good grade and a bad one. With that being said, this list will vary for different majors, so be sure to think about what other things you’ll need!

  • Pens
  • Pencils (preferably mechanical)
  • Highlighters

Alt Text: 

  1. Cute Small Carrot Highlighter/Marker 
  2. Light Color Series 6 Pack Dual Tip Highlighter with D.I.Y. Stickers 
  • Big pencil case
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Lined paper
  • Planner/calendar
  • Sticky Notes
  • White-out
  • Calculator (Scientific or Graphing)
  • Flash Drive
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Wireless earbuds
  • Binder clips
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper clips
  • Index cards
  • Three-hole punch
  • Lamp
  • Plastic Zipper or Clipboard
Folder Bag
Clipboard

  • Printer with scanner
  • Blank paper
  • Mouse
  • Power strip
  • Pepper spray
  • And of course: the determination to work hard!

Of course, the lists above are generalized, so there may be many things that we missed. Are there preferences for where to buy this stationery? Leave recommendations in the comment section below, and be sure to subscribe to this blog!

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