#BackToSchool Shopping Simplified With Build A Kit #Review

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Build A Kit is your one stop shop for every school supply you’ll need no matter what grade your child is entering into this year.  You can either chooses specific quantities of items, or you can go with the pre-built kits by grade level.  (You can find the pre-built kits here.)  Back To School shopping is by far my most dreaded time of year, but this year Build A Kit saved me so much time and effort that I can’t see why I hand’t heard of this service sooner.

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My middle child is entering 5th grade this year, and the 5th Grade Box came with absolutely everything we will need this school year!

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Paper supplies are some of the most obvious school supplies that any child could need.  Inside the 5th grade box you will find 2 packs of wide rule filler paper, a 6 pack of spiral notebooks, and a 6 pack of 2 pocket folders.  No excuses for not keeping up with assignments and staying organized!

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Artistic supplies are also a must-have, especially if you have a child who likes to express themselves artistically and goes through these supplies a lot.  The 5th grade box has (2) 24 count boxes of crayons, a 12 pack of colored pencils, fine tip and wide tip markers. and a set of 8 watercolor paints.

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If you’re doing an art project, glue is an absolute need!  This kit included 2 bottles of washable glue, and 2 glue sticks.   Your child will have the convenience of choosing which one works best for them.

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You can’t go back to school without writing supplies!  The 5th grade box has a 12 count box of pencils, 3 blue ink pens, 3 black ink pens, 3 red ink pens, 3 erasable blue pens, and 2 highlighters (yellow and pink).  Also included you will find a double barrel sharpener as well as a fabric pencil holder with 3 holes to easily fit into a binder.

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There are a few more essential supplies that every kid needs, and Build A Kit has you covered there as well.  In your 5th grade box you will also find a 7″ pair of scissors, a 12″ ruler, and a clear protractor.

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Every classroom needs facial tissue and you’ll find 2 boxes included in this kit.  Throw in some envelopes for “Money From Home” and your kit is complete.  Everything your child will need is included, and you don’t have to go out into the overcrowded and overpriced stores!

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I also have a son entering 8th grade this year, and the 8th Grade Box is also just as packed with goodies that will keep me out of the stores this Back To School season.

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Folders and organization are a big key for keeping my kids focused, and the 8th grade box included everything we needed.  Inside the box you’ll find a 1″ three ring binder, tab dividers to keeps subjects separated, and a 6 pack of 2 pocket folders with prongs.

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Paper supplies are also essential no matter what grade your child is in.  The 8th grade box comes with 2 packs of wide rule filler paper, (2) 3 subject spiral notebooks, and (2) 5 subject spiral notebooks.

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Art supplies are much needed in any grade, and the 8th grade box comes with a 24 count pack of colored pencils, 8 pack of fine tip markers, and a 24 count box of crayons.

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Writing supplies also a HUGE need for every grade, and this kit keeps you stocked with all you’ll need.  There is a 12 count box of pencils, 6 pack of multi-color highlighters, 6 erasable black pens, 3 erasable blue pens, 3 blue ink pens, 3 red ink pens, 2 felt tip black pens, and 2 felt tip red pens.  Throw in a double barrel pencil sharpener, 2 large erasers, and fabric pencil holder and your kiddo is set!

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Glue is overlooked at this age, but they still need it! (It’s a requirement on my son’s school supply list).  The 8th grade kit will include 2 bottles of washable glue, and 2 glue sticks as well.

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The last few supplies your child will need for success are also included in the 8th grade box.  You will find a 7″ pair of scissors, a 12″ ruler, a clear protractor, compass, file box, and 100 count pack of index cards.

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Although the older grades use less facial tissue, it is still much needed in the classroom.  The 8th grade box includes one box of facial tissue, and a pack of envelopes for “Money From Home”.  You can seal up lunch or field trip money and be sure that it will get to it’s destination safely.

As if all of these supplies packed into one convenient box weren’t great enough, you can also use the box as a time capsule when you’re done unpacking your supplies…how cool is that??

If you’re looking to avoid the stores this Back To School season, you can shop online at Build A Kit, and if you enter StephSweetLife at checkout, you’ll receive a discount of 10%!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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