Taking the Leap

Discussion in 'First Grade' started by Mommyof2xys, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Mommyof2xys

    Mommyof2xys Rookie

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    Hi everyone!

    I am taking the leap from Pre-K to 1st grade!

    What type of items are must have in your 1st grade classroom? I am able to order some things for my new classroom and want to choose wisely.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. yellowdaisies

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    Welcome to 1st! :)

    Here are some of my must haves:
    - Carpet (probably the same in Pre-K!)
    - An easel for teaching on the carpet. I like it to be magnetic.
    - A good table top easel for small group. I just ordered one from Really Good Stuff that has a magnetic whiteboard on one side and a pocket chart on the other
    - Bookshelves for the library
    - Baskets for the library
    - Pocket charts- I do use my HUGE one
    - A class set of whiteboards. I am using Adopt a Classroom money to buy a set that is blank on one side and has primary lines on the other.
    - Math manipulatives (these mostly came with our math curriculum)
    - Word work stuff - I bought a big set of magnetic letters from Lakeshore, a few sets of letter stamps, etc.

    Hope that helps! :)

    Edit: Oh yeah, and BOOKS! You probably already have a lot of good ones from Pre-K, but may need to get some higher level books depending on what you already have.

    Another edit: I don't know if this is a must have, but I am buying a subscription to Reading A to Z this year.
     
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    Thanks so much. You have given me a great start to my list. :)
     
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    I got some great help from donorschoose funding books and supplies last year.
     
  6. Mommyof2xys

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    Thanks for reminding me about them! I have received items from them in the past.
     

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