I have already written a separate article about preparing a wardrobe for a future first-grade student. Today I would like to talk about what other purchases I plan to make for my daughter.
This is the next indispensable attribute for a schoolboy after a backpack. Without it, pens and pencils will randomly roll and dirty notebooks.
The teacher advised us not to buy huge folding canisters with an abundance of writing accessories. First, most of them are not required by the child. Secondly, in cases with filling the emphasis is usually placed on the case, and, as a result, the filling is not of high quality. Thirdly, it is better to take a minimum of things to school, because the child carries all this on his back. And fourthly, children often confuse and lose such an abundance of content.
That is why we chose the usual pencil case in the form of a zipper pouch. It has one large compartment and a small one, in which the ruler clearly fits.
The handle is better to choose with a thin body and edges. Remember, were these classic options from BIC? If there are problems, you can additionally purchase an attachment that allows you to hold the handle correctly.
So far we have been advised to get by with a minimum – about five pieces of each type (cage, line, oblique). In addition, notebooks are a product that can be easily purchased if necessary. Another thing – the appearance. The boys certainly want to see on the covers of the typewriter, and the girls – the princesses.
True, in our case, things are somewhat different – the daughter prefers either flowers or characters from Monster High. I remember that during my studies notebooks with images of singers, singers and actors were popular. Perhaps this is still to come.
In addition to the cover, it is important that the quality of the paper and the printing of lines on it be good. Sheets should not be glossy or too thin.
Optional is the purchase of a folder for notebooks. On the one hand it is convenient, but on the other – not such a necessity, you must agree.
But the albums were asked not to buy. The reason is that many of them are not very good quality. The density of the paper is so small that the drawing is inked on the next sheet. Therefore, it was decided to buy plain drawing paper in folders.
Also a standard set: watercolor, gouache, several brushes of different thickness, non-spill cup for water. Paints teacher advised to buy no frills in the form of sparkles and neon colors.
For occupations at the lessons of work one more case in the form of a cosmetics bag with a zipper is required. It should have a pen-pencil, a ruler and scissors. The latter need to choose the most secure – with rounded edges.
By the way, I once bought scissors for left-handers, and to my surprise, the daughter rejected them (she is left-handed). The fact that it is inconvenient for me to cut them is understandable, but here her discomfort surprised me. Well, take the usual.
It is also necessary to purchase standard sets of cardboard and colored paper.
These are our preparations for the new school year. And what are the requirements in your schools?