Hello! Dear parents, I need suggestions on what a first grader ABSOLUTELY NEEDS for (public) school. She didn't need any for kindergarten except a backpack to carry her homework folder. I don't wanna buy the kid too much school supplies that she doesn't necessarily need. Anybody have a general idea? TIA! ETA: Thanks for the ideas, everyone! I stuck with the basics just so she'd have something in her schoolbag for first day of school (practice-writing paper, 1 notebook, pack of pencils, sharpener, pencil case, box of crayons (22 cents for 24-count!), glue stick. We'll find out by monday if teacher issues a list. And I will yell at the teacher if he requires a flash drive/calculator. Also, kid's school has a crappy website (i.e. barely any information there). As for the school lists in big-ticket stores, I haven't checked but I would definitely be suspicious of what's in that list anyway.