My baby girl (if I can still call her that at nearly eight-years-old) started second grade last week in a new school and new city. (Have I mentioned we moved from Orlando earlier this month?) Though she enjoyed her summer, she was excited to get back to school. We got her registered at her new school a couple of weeks before her first day of school last Monday and right away, I asked for the school supply list so we could purchase her school supplies ahead of time.
School supplies vary from school to school and I’m glad I didn’t go by her old school’s second grade supply list, since her new school requested vastly different supplies! One key difference I found was that her new school requested composition books and folders for second grade, but her previous school was not. I’m hoping that means they’ll be doing a lot of writing in second grade, but we’ll have to see as the school year progresses.
We headed to our (new) local Walmart and purchased nearly all of her school supplies in one trip, taking advantage of the great back to school deals Walmart offers every year. Here’s a look at my girl’s second grade school supply list and info on what we purchased at Walmart.
Back to School Supplies Made Easy with Walmart
- #2 pencils
- Dry erase markers
- 2 packs of 24 count crayons – These were perfectly priced at just 50 cents each box, which makes it easy to grab a few extra boxes for donating to school supply drives around town or even donating to the school itself for kids who need extra supplies.
- Cap erasers
- Glue sticks
- 1.5″ binder with clear front pocket
- 4 composition notebooks – Also priced at 50 cents each (for the basic colors and style), you can stock up on notebooks for use later in the year or for donating. Here’s a fun idea for creating a DIY customized journal using a composition notebook as a base.
- 2 pocket folders with prongs (4 of them with specified colors) – I was unable to find basic pocket folders with prongs at my local store that did not have designs. Since the supply list specified solid colors (a common practice in elementary grades), I had to go to another store to purchase these for my girl. However, my Walmart did have plain pocket folders without prongs and plenty of fun folders with designs and prints.
- Pencil box
- Hand sanitizer
In total, my school supply shopping came in right around $50 and that included a new backpack for my girl for just $9.88! Something else you can take advantage of to save you time is ordering your school supplies online and then picking them up in-store. Be sure to also check out Classrooms by Walmart where you can find many schools’ supply lists and easily shop for back to school.
Have you already completed your back to school supplies shopping? Did you find good deals?
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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