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School Gear II.

The School Gear II (also known as the Backpack and Supplies) is an American Girl of Today accessory released in 1999 and retired in 2001. Retail cost was $20.


Messenger bag backpack with back straps and a purple foam handle. Purple front flap with teal lining that snaps into a plastic buckle. Zipper pouch under flap. All additional accessories can fit inside.


Cloth, black binder with velcro strap. American Girl of Today logo pattern in dark purple, light purple, blue, green, yellow, pink, and red. Two vertical pockets, two horizontal pockets, and pencil pocket inside. Vertical pockets can hold the notebook and horizontal pockets can hold the calculator.


Black spiral notebook with lined pages. American Girl of Today logo on front cover and white back cover.


Thin, wooden pencil, sharpened at one end. American Girl trademark near the not sharpened end.


Green two-pocket folder with Homework printed on the front. Pockets can hold the Worksheet pages.


Four school worksheets with print only on the front pages.

Worksheet titles:

  • Anagram Adventure
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Multiplying
  • Stargazing

Worksheets fit in the pockets of the folder.

Progress Report[]

Progress Report includes four pages: one white, one pink, one yellow, and one orange. Colored sheets are carbon paper and tucked inside the folded white sheet. White vertical envelope which Progress Report pages fit in.

Front page of Progress Report has blank lines for:

  • Effort & Personal Development
  • Academic Progress for subjects Reading, Language, Spelling, Mathematics, Science, Penmanship, Art, Music, and Physical Education

Backside of Progress Report has blank lines for:

  • Student name, grade, and teacher
  • Teacher comments for Quarters 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Attendance Record box with Quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4, with Days Present and Days Absent

Front page of vertical envelope has blank lines for:

  • Dear Parent/Guardian of
  • Parent/Guardian signature, student signature, and comments for Quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4


Red calculator with yellow numbers, black functions, and white ON/C button.


A hardback mathematics textbook that is a reproduction of Exploring Mathematics (copyright Scott, Foresman and Company, 1996).

Dress Like Your Doll[]

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  • The child-sized backpack was available for $38.


  • The calculator, math book, and pencil were previously used in School Gear I. The math book was reused again for the School Supplies.
  • Anagram Adventure, Divide and Conquer, and Stargazing are reproductions from CRITICAL THINKING FOR THE MIDDLE AND UPPER GRADES by Laurie Rozakis and copyright 1991 by Scholastic Inc.

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