I used to do the grocery paper bags for individual student supplies but last year I did something different and I LOVED it. We have parent orientation before the first day of school and I highly encourage parents to bring in school supplies in my welcome to first grade letter mail out. At the orientation, I have copy boxes labeled with names of my community supplies such as glue sticks, pencils, etc. Then on each student's desk, I have a checklist of the supplies that need to go in their desks such as scissors, pencil boxes, etc. With this method, everything is already sorted and I don't have to spend hours organizing their supplies.