Some supplies on a first-grader's school supply list include art and writing materials such as crayons, scissors and pencils, as noted by the Parents website. Backpacks, pocket folders, supply boxes for pens, pencils or markers, a lunchbox and bags are also important supplies. The exact supplies vary from school to school.
Writing supplies can include a pack of No. 2 pencils, pink erasers, composition notebooks, lined loose leaf paper, a pencil sharpener and pencil grips. Art supplies can include a pack of crayons, pack of washable markers, glue sticks, safety scissors, construction paper, colored pencils and dry erase markers. Teachers can specify the number of crayons or markers that the child needs. In many cases, teachers may require a 16-crayon box, as noted by GreatSchools.
A first grade student may need a bookbag, lunch box, disposable bags for snacks and a water bottle. Ice packs may be useful to keep water or other foods cold, suggests the Parents website. Teachers may also request that children have other supplies for class, such as boxes of tissue, containers of antibacterial wipes, and hand sanitizer. These items may help keep children clean and prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause colds or other illnesses.