Ask the teacher for specifics. And remember: Those markers should be washable!
Attach it inside the backpack so no one can see your contact info.
Keep permission slips, class announcements, and your kid's art in one place.
Kids need these to clean their hands and desks so they won't swap germs.
The teacher will be grateful -- he usually has to buy them for the classroom himself.
Don't buy a huge one: Your child needs it for comfort, not warmth.
Just be sure it won't make your child more homesick.
The teacher will need it on hand if your kid gets messy or has an accident.