I am a first year, first grade teacher. I just got a letter from the school secretary asking me for my class supply list so she can mail it to the parents. Any suggestions on what I should include? Thanks!
backpack or bookbag (decide if you want the ones that roll)
24 count crayon
2 boxes of Kleenex
sharp tip scissors 4-5 inches
1 bottle white glue
10-12 yellow #2 pencils
1 eraser (pink or green)
1-70 page, wide-ruled spiral (if they will have a journal)
1 box of gallon baggies
I would emphasize that parents should only buy what is on the list. 1st Graders (most students, really) like to bring cute, fun stuff. These are distractions you do not want. Baggies can be used for book bags.
Hope this helps.
bookbag (we always say no wheels because the younger ones have trouble steering them and because they are so much larger)
16-24 count crayons
2-pocket folders (however many you think they would use)
jumbo eraser (or pencil top erasers)
glue sticks (they are so much easier to use and less messy than bottles)
composition book (we use these for journal writing)
8-count markers (I ususally combine these into a class supply box for all to use)
and anything else you think you would need them to have
I agree w/others. I put baby wipes & refillable soap because we had a sink in the room. The only other thing is if ypu have classroom snacks you may want extra snacks like pretzels or something basic in case you have someone doesn't like something or whatever. Old shirts for art, dixie cups in case drinks are brought in.
Here is our school's first grade supply list. Our teachers are only allowed to place 10 items on a list. Hope this helps you.
First Grade Supply List
1.Two boxes of Kleenex
2. Twenty pencils (#2 and plain)
3.Three boxes of 24 Crayola crayons
4.One bottle of Elmer's white school glue
5.One box of ziplock bags (girls bring sandwich-size/boys bring gallon-size)
6.One plastic school box that latches
7.Four Elemer's white glue sticks
8.One rectangular black eraser (about one in. x 2 in.)
9.Five black dry-erase markers
10. Three plain colored folders (one with 3 holes and brads/2 pockets)
*Also please be sure your child has a Rodman Library card. This can be obtained free at the library. Also, please be sure that your child has a backpack large enough to hold a folder without bending it.
Use permanent ink to label all supplies
with your child's name.
1 supply box for desk supplies
3 LARGE glue sticks
1 dozen YELLOW #2 lead pencils with eraser tips (not Eagle please)
1 box crayola crayons (24 per box - no large boxes please!)
1 box EITHER sandwich or gallon Ziploc bags
1 4oz. bottle of white Glue All glue ELMERS ONLY!!!!
1 pair scissors (Fiskars or other good quality)
1 large box facial tissues
1 large pink eraser
1 comfort kit (in case of lockdowns, evacuation drills, earthquakes etc)
1 box of pre-moistened baby wipes
1 large box of snack items, (pretzels crackers, raisins, etc.)
2 BLACK dry erase markers (We have white boards in each classroom that go inside the kids desk.)
*If you have snack, coffee filters work great for putting the snack on and they're cheap. Good for birthday treats also.
*I would also include paper towels. It seems that we go through them like crazy!
*And then the basics that everyone else had on their lists.