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Old 08-05-2005, 12:52 AM
Dalrose Dalrose is offline
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Help with 1st grade supply list.

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!

Old 08-05-2005, 01:46 AM
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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.
Old 08-05-2005, 06:54 AM
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Here is another option:

bookbag (we always say no wheels because the younger ones have trouble steering them and because they are so much larger)
#2 pencils
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)
pencil box
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

Hope this helps.
Old 08-05-2005, 08:37 AM
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I agree with all of Gopher4 and Teener's suggestions for supplies. We also ask our 1st/2nd graders to bring:

1 ream of computer/copier paper
1 pkg. of wide-lined filler paper
1 roll masking tape
1 roll Scotch tape
1 box zipper bags, sandwich size
1 bottle hand sanitizer
1 pkg. colored pencils

I collect all of these the first day, and we use them all year. We also request no mechanical pencils or pens.

Old 08-05-2005, 11:41 AM
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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.

Hope this helps as well!!!
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:14 AM
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1/2 interlined, 1/2 blank notebooks
Old 08-09-2005, 09:10 AM
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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.
Old 08-09-2005, 09:41 AM
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2nd Grade All-Boy Teacher
Here's ours:

2 - Boxes 16 count Crayola Crayons – small
2 - Pocket Folders without Brads
1 – 4 ounce bottle of Elmer’s School Glue
Plastic School Box (8.5” x 5.5” x 2.5”)
Pencils #2 (12 regular, yellow, wooden)
1 - Sharp 5” Fiskar Scissors
8 count Crayola Thick Washable Markers (Classic Colors)
2 - Pink Bevel Erasers
2 - Elmer’s Glue Sticks
1 – 1” Asst. Heavy Poly Binder
1 - Box of 230 count Tissues
Box of Ziploc Quart Bags (Boys) and Box of Ziploc Gallon Bags (Girls)
8 ounce Waterless Hand Sanitizer, bottle with pump (Girls)
Antibacterial WIPES (Boys)


A paper fee of $7.00 for the year will be collected to buy paper in bulk quantities.
Please do not buy paper
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:59 AM
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3rd Grade Teacher
Our first grade supply list:

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.)
Old 08-09-2005, 10:11 AM
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*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.

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