High School Supply Shopping List

One of the advantages of having a bunch of kids is that they have great wisdom to pass on to their younger siblings.

My daughter Annie nailed the high school supply shopping list for Jimmy. I let her take him to get what he needed and everything they bought fit into one bag from Target.

Here are Annie’s top picks:

  • A five subject notebook and big binder with a divider for each of your classes: This is genius! By carrying just these two pieces, they have everything they need for all of their classes (especially since freshmen lockers tend to be too far away to be useful).
  • A planner (not shown here): Annie always mapped out her all of her classwork for the week. I know this is unusual for most high schoolers, especially boys, but she was rarely stressed and always seemed to have time for her friends and babysitting jobs because of this. I ordered this one for Jimmy and am hoping he will use it.
  • Gum and deodorant: These were my favorite! Annie assured me that all freshmen boys absolutely need these in their backpacks for after their gym classes. (And she recommends that girls pack all the “girl supplies” they might need, plus a little perfume roller for after gym. I think she had gym first or second period when she was a freshman…she knows what she’s talking about.)

I hope this is helpful in these last few days leading up to high school. It’s going to be great!


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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