One of the goals of preschool is that a child can take care of his/her belongings. We ask that parents provide a school bag that is easy for the child to manage and large enough to carry snow pants, boots, plus books and art projects. Clearly mark the child’s name on the bag. Backpacks are often tough for children to open and carry right side up. We suggest a bag with handles similar to a reusable shopping bag. We encourage children to keep track of their things and provide systematic ways for them to learn these habits.