Supply list help!

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  1. Mommyserenity

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    I am brand new to a small, private school this year. I have 12 students in my room this year :)

    I have to get my supply list done ASAP so that students can bring their items to open house on July 29th.

    This is what I have come up with so far:

    2 Dozen #2 pencils (yellow, Ticonderoga brand)
    1 box of crayons
    1 box of colored pencils
    1 box of Washable Markers
    1 bottles liquid school glue ( 4 ounces)
    8-10 glue sticks (Elmer’s)
    1 pair Fiskar scissors (blunt edge)
    2 black Expo dry erase markers
    1 Ruler
    1 pencil box
    1 composition notebook


    2 boxes of Kleenex
    1 bottle of liquid hand-washing soap
    1 box of sandwich-size Zip-loc bags
    1 Box of gallon-size Zip-loc bags
    2 rolls paper towels

    What about adding a folder for homework etc?? Is this too much to ask parents to bring?
     
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  3. cityfrog6

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    I would separate the Zip loc bags - girls bring the sandwich size and boys bring the gallon size.
    I would add spiral notebooks for math journals ( I used them for word problems - helped a lot to have them all in one place). One or two should be enough for the year.

    And maybe some more crayons. I know we used more than one box - they tend to break throughout the year.

    Oh and definitely some folders to send home work daily or weekly.

    HTH!
     
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    I think you could easily add a folder--those usually cost less than a quarter.

    On my list, I put things like soap, ziploc bags, paper plates, and plastic utensiles as a "wish list" on the bottom. Almost all the parents send several items off that, but that way they don't feel they have to bring it if they can't afford to. If I run out during the year, I just put a note in the newsletter. (I do keep Kleenex on the regular supply list. :) )
     
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    Thanks for the help!

    The reason I didn't split the ziplocks is I don't know what my breakdown of girls to boys is in the class yet. Maybe I'll move those to wish list items and then ask for more crayons.

    I also really like the idea of "wish list" items for these house keeping type items so parents don't feel obligated.
     
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    Elementary people, help me here:

    Is there any way you can let first time parents know that Staples, Walmart, and Target run sales on this stuff duing the summer?

    Those of us who have done this before stop by each week, picking up the sale items. But I always run into a first time mom, paying $2.25 for a box of crayons that will cost $0.25 some time later in the summer.

    Is there a tactful way to include that list on the supply list or in the accompanying letter? The parents will LOVE you before they even meet you!
     
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    Aliceacc...GREAT idea here. Hmmmm....I don't know. I know our public school states it has the lists up at Walmart, Target, and our local Office Max and Staples. I've never seen them mention sales though.
     
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    I also add a note to mine that says:

    "Please note that it may be necessary to replace some of these items during the school year. You may want to take advantage of back to school sales and buy extras of items such as pencils, glue sticks, and markers."

    I know that our first grade teacher also put a note on her list explaining that students would need pencils, crayons, erasers, and a ruler at home to complete their homework.
     
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    I would also suggest Crayola Crayons, the other ones are cheaper but they don't work as well.
    I would add or buy dry erase boards. You can always reuse them if you buy them. I'm not sure if your school reimburses you.
    I also buy the pencils but I like to buy the presharpened ones.
    Our students use about 2 bottles of Elmers glue and less of the stick glue.
    You also want your homework folder to las throught the year, I like the plastic Mead folders.
     
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    amakaye...another great idea!
     
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    suziQ......I bought small, dry erase boards at The Dollar Tree. I got enough for my class since I have a small group.
     
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    amakaye....on your wish list items, do you list how many you would like or just list the item?
     
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    Have you thought about what you will use for erasers for your boards? I know some people ask for students to bring an old sock or something...

    As SuzieQ mentioned, I add a note that a plastic folder is more durable and more likely to make it through the year without needing to be replaces.
     
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    I just list the items. Most people brought in one of each item, some brought just one or two items.

    You might want to think of other things to put on your wishlist, too. Mine has some things I am looking for for different centers(alphabet magnet sets, old personal cassette/cd players). Other teachers ask for board games/puzzles for indoor recess, etc. I try to ask for things that people might have around the house but not be using anymore.
     
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    I have a few board games already, but was thinking of asking for some to add to it. I know my oldest child's first grade teacher had those on her wish list at open house because we bought some for her.

    Thank you! Thank you!
     
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    I think your list is covered, as with some of the other posters said add folders, sprial notebooks and split up the Zip Loc bags by gender and maybe a paint shirt if your going to be doing any messy projects.
     
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    I work in a public school, so this might be useless. Our supplies list is $35 worth of stuff in 1st grade. Then we have wish lists, of course. We also took sanitizer and kleenex off our supply list and are asking for parent donations of those things. Without those expenses, we were able to ask for more expensive things like composition notebooks for science, and the other hundreds of journals we use.
    I have no idea what your school supplies you with, so your list looks okay with me.
     
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    Well, actually I bought the hard comp. books for a quarter each.. but we asked for lined composition books (the ones with the handwriting lines) and things like that.
     
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    It would be a wise idea to add Clorox wipes to your wish list...every so often I have the kids do a desk cleaning with them to wipe all the surfaces they touch and get rid of all the germs. Maybe they don't like to clean their rooms at home, but they LOVE to clean their desks with Clorox wipes at school! :)
     
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    I second Clorox wipes! Or even baby wipes to wipe up spills or to clean desks at the end of the week. I used to give my kids some time once a month to clean out their desks before the "desk fairy" came to inspect them. They loved the idea of the desk fairy. They used baby wipes to clean the top of their desks.
     
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    I have clorox wipes on mine. I ask them to bring two for the year. We use them to clean up all sorts of things.
     

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