Stationeries and Supplies Every Secondary Student Needs
For parents of children in primary school and kindergarten, life is pretty simple. Most of the stationery they need is provided by the school, and all you need to do is ship them off with a packed lunch. When they transition to secondary school, however, things change, and you need to buy their stationery and school supplies. Here are some things you should remember to buy.
Most of a student’s time in class is spent writing. Prepared students often have all the writing material they need. Help your child stock up on writing material for the new school year. You will need to buy HB pencils in bulk, as they have a tendency to vanish, a pencil sharpener, an eraser for all the mistakes that will need to be corrected, and a pencil case big enough to carry lots of things. In addition to the pencil, your child will also need blue and black rollerball biros, which you should also buy in bulk, highlighters, a foldable 30cm ruler, and some ink eraser.
Making art starts early, and so these supplies are usually things your child will be familiar with. You can head over to your local art store and pick up drawing pads for your young one. Rembrandt 2B pencils and 4B pencils for more artistic rendering, colouring pencils to give life to sketches, and sharpies for deeper colours. Secondary school usually means painting, so you will also want to get paintbrushes, watercolour sets, and larger drawing pads that can fit on an easel. If you are not up for a trip to the store, you can order a complete art and drawing kit on The Works’ online store.
The world is made up of numbers, and in math class, your child learns to understand that world. When thinking of supplies for math class, you should purchase items like a 360-degree protractor to measure angles and a set of compasses to draw them. Set squares and rulers properly marked with inches and centimetres will be necessary for constructing straight lines, and a scientific calculator that works with fractional numbers will be essential for dealing with figures that threaten to overwhelm your young one’s brain.
With the more academic supplies out of the way, your child is still going to need some things to make it through the new year. Consider buying a new school bag, to carry the math, art, and writing supplies, and a ring binder to hold drawing sheets. Divider cards will help keep the sheets organized. Your child will also need clear sticky bags to carry her exercise books when her bag is in a locker. Of course, being in school means learning new words almost every day, so a dictionary is something every student should own.
Secondary school is a time when young ones start becoming responsible, and it starts with the supplies you give them. Look through this list to be sure you have bought everything your child needs.
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