She also had to buy notebooks.
When I was in elementary school learning to write in Hebrew we had special "machbarot" with a picture of a bunch of old men learning and a menorah on the front filled with lines they told us were the lines they used in Israel.
Everyone had to get a whole bunch of them at the beginning of every year and we used them instead of foolscap paper for all our Hebrew subjects until at least 5th grade- probably longer but as I never did any of my homework anyway I could be remembering that wrong.
So imagine how surprised I was to get to picking out her notebooks, only to discover that she had 3 types of notebooks to get. Regular lined, graph paper for math, and totally blank. Not a single red widely spaced line in sight!
I asked Channah's OT today about finding some as I thought it might help her handwriting and she looked at me like I was crazy. She told me it was only for Americans! I commented on it on my facebook page and got the surprise of my life.
Turns out that what I always thought of as Israeli paper is here called a "machberet Anglit" (and English notebook) and is used for teaching kids to write in English!