Can you believe it is almost time to head back to school? Summer seems to always fly by. I hope you had a summer full of wonderful memories. 

I have rounded up the must-haves for your students so you can be ready when September comes. 

Elementary School


  • Leak-proof water bottle
  • Labels to label all items
  • Extra clothes in a labeled bag
  • Crayons

First through third grade

  • Pencil Grips
  • Safety Scissors 
  • Wide ruled notebooks 

Fourth and Fifth grade

  • Index cards
  • 3 ring binder
  • Composition notebook

Middle School

6th through 8th grade

  • USB drive
  • TI calculator 
  • Weekly Planner
  • Book covers
  • Combination lock
  • Locker accessories

High School

  • PE uniform
  • Scientific graphing calculator
  • Red, blue and black pens
  • Weekly planner
  • Two combination locks – one for PE and one for assigned locker
  • Laptop/IPad/Computer at home

These are just a few of the must-have items for these grades. Did you know Target online has a school list assist section of the website where you can find everything your child will need based on school and grade? Click here to see your list!

Going Back to School Specials

With going back to school comes great special offers, sales, and deals. I love saving money, so I thought you might too! Some of my favorite back-to-school specials are listed below. 


  • Deals start at $.25.


  • Up to 75% off select school supplies.
  • Deals start at $.15

Old Navy

  • Up to 60% off on back-to-school clothes


  • Up to 65% off on back-to-school clothes 


  • Thousands of back-to-school specials ranging in percentage discounts 

Don’t forget tax free weekend is August 5-7, 2022.