"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, July 13, 2009


Hollie starts kindergarten August 25 and I have no clue what to get her as supplies. I am gonna get her a backpack but not sure what she will need. I don't want to spend a ton but want to make it exciting for her. HELP me out all you pros out there with school aged kids.


Wendy Hadley said...

From the teacher standpoint, I recommend waiting for the list from her Kindergarten teacher. Every teacher is going to want things specific to his/her classroom.
Things may be different out there, but I know teachers here don't really like rolling back packs and nothing too big or too small. Just a standard, normal sized back pack is best.
Some basics for Kindergarten may include several packs of crayons (usually just 8 or 12 count packs since they focus on working with those colors and the words in the beginning), blunt-point scissors, #2 wood pencils, glue sticks, and a rest mat if they do full-day Kindergarten there.
Many teachers also ask for things like tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. to be used throughout the year by the entire class.
Again, things will probably be somewhat different out there, and each teacher's requests are going to vary slightly, but I wouldn't venture into folders, binders, markers, etc just yet. You may end up purchasing something that she will never get an opportunity to use.
I hope this helps some. :)

craigandlissa said...

Sarah the kindergarten teacher usually gives you a list, or sometimes the school posts it. I can't believe you have a kindergartener!

melissa gargalis said...

is Hollie really old enough already?...Sheesh! Where did the time go? I love her new hair cut, so cute and grown up.