Classroom Supplies...

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  1. Andrea L

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    I'd like to get an idea of what everyone requests for classrooms supplies? I teach third grade and here is my list:

    36 pencils
    1 box 24 count crayons
    1 sharpie permanent marker
    3 expo markers
    1 bottle elmers glue
    1 glue stick
    1 crayon/supply box
    1 2 inch binder
    1 package 5 count dividers
    1 package 200 count wide ruled paper
    1 spiral notebook
    2 red pencils
    2 boxes Kleenex
    2 boxes premoistened baby wipes

    What is on your lists? What grade do you teach?
     
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  3. cmorris

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    I request more paper. We aren't allowed to request anything that a teacher may use, or even tissues.
     
  4. Andrea L

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    I think I mis-understood your reply. What is the purpose of not allowing supplies come in that a teacher might use? The kids are the ones to give us the nasty colds so at least you should be able to use the tissue...goodness grief.
     
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    Wow! I can't believe that. People should consider how much of our own money we pay for our classrooms. Do secretaries provide their own computer paper? Do doctors purchase their own syringes? I don't think so!

    I can't remember all of the things on our grade-level supply list, but I know I'm going to add a pencil box, a 3-prong folder--I want to send this home as a "homework helper" with lists of math games, reading strategies, etc. and send new papers (pre-punched) home to add as appropriate--dry erase markers are a good idea, I should add that to my list too.
     
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    I'm not sure on the reasoning; no one has been able to give me one. I suspect that at some point, parents complained and the district caved in.
     
  7. Irissa

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    GRADE 3

    Crayons: 1 box of 24 regular

    4 dozen #2 pencils with erasers

    4 packs of notebook paper (wide-rule/not spiral)

    Pencil top cap erasers

    2 pocket folders with prongs

    2 black & white marble composition books

    2 blue marble composition books

    2 green marble composition books

    1 box of tissues

    Like someone said in another post if I don't ask for it at the beginning I won't get any more. So this will last the students all year. We can't ask for more than $15 in supplies. The paper is kind of a compromise. 2 of us only use 1 pack per kid all year and the rest is the composition books. The other 3 teachers only use notebook paper.
     
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    As per the tissue issue...

    I took a paper towel holder, you know the kind that stands straight up, and I took a roll of toilet paper from the school bathroom and put it on there.

    I had a few parents ask about it, and I said, "The school doesn't provide tissue, so that's what we use!"

    Within a week I had tissues!!

    Sometimes you have to do stuff like that. :)

    Kelly :)
     
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    Clorox wipes...the students use them at the end of the week to clean off their desks, etc. If there is a sick student then they use them everyday. A teacher at the school where I sub at was having a lot of sick kids and when she started doing this it cut down drastically. I know I am going to do the same when I get my own classroom.
     
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    This is our school wide list for 4th grade and each teacher can add to it if they choose.
    8 packs of wide ruled paper
    8 packs of pencils
    1 box of colored pencils
    1 box of crayons
    1 box of markers
    2 glue sticks
    1 ruler with cm and in
    good cutting scissors
    1 pack of construction paper
    1 pack of manila paper
    4 highlighters
    3 rolls of paper towels
    4 boxes of kleenex
    2 large bottles of germx
    2 in binder for MS notebook
    4 packs of blank idex cards
    4 packs of small post its
    4 packs of large postits
    1 pack of 500 sheet copy paper for student projects
    25$ activity fee
    All supplies are dropped off at the school between Aug 6-9 from 9-4pm. The have to come in a brown paper bag with their child's name and the teacher's name on it. We can ask for additional supplies. I know I'll be adding a large 3 ring binder, dividers, and pocket folder to mine.
     
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    Our school board decided last year that teachers aren't allowed to send a supply list home. They agreed that many parents (especially those with more than one child in school) were spending over a hundred dollars on supplies and many families couldn't afford it - so now I go to Wal-Mart and buy packs of paper, pencils, tissues and germ-x on sale.
     
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    We've added Clorox Disinfectant Wipes to our list. We find that there good for deep cleaning, a lot better than baby wipes in a lot of instances. So instead of 2 containers of baby wipes, we now ask for 1 container of baby wipes and 1 of disinfectant wipes. I prefer Clorox but Lysol makes them as well. And a few stores make a generic brand, too.
     
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    Do you pay out of your pocket or does the school give you a budget?
     
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    For the school supplies, I have to pay out of pocket. Luckily, Wal-Mart and Target offer really good deals for back to school. We do get instructional money, but we have to order from a teacher supply catalog and wait a month after school starts to order anything. Most students do come prepared for the first day of school though.
     
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    What about:
    colored pencils
    markers
    ruler

    hand sanitizer
    extra lined paper for the classroom
    handi-wipes (or whiteboard erasers)

    And I think you need at least 3 glue sticks per student.
     
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    I have two gallon sized bags full of glue sticks in my cupboards that we've never used over the years. I prefer Elmers glue because it holds better. Everything we glue with glue stick peels off...

    I wish we could have clorox wipes in our classroom. It's against district policy because of the chemicals in them...but baby wipes are okay...hmmm.

    Ooh..I like the hand sanitizer. I may have to add that to my list...oh, and I also forgot erasers for pencils. See, that's why I love this place.
     
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    The activity fee of $25.00 would never go over in our school. Do you come from a wealthy area? Many of my parents can't even afford the basics.
     
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    Kindergarten supply list (our district cut the list in half last year and we ran out of supplies by Jan. I had never had to ask for supplies before...needless to say, parents wouldn't send supplies, so I had to buy replacements.)

    2 boxes of 16 count crayons (16??? the 24 pack is cheaper when on sale!!!!)
    1 package of #2 pencils (12 count)
    2 bottles of white glue
    1 Fiskar scissors (blunt end)
    1 box of tissues
    1 package of markers (8 count)
    1 package of 9"x12" construction paper
    1 package of 12"x18" construction paper
    5 pocket folders with brads (solid colors only)
    1 Mead composition book

    And, I'll be teaching 5th grade in the fall....

    1 box of crayons
    2 packages of pencils
    1 bottle of white glue
    1 glue stick
    1 Fiskars scissors (pointed)
    1 box of tissues
    1 package of markers
    1 package of 12"x18" construction paper
    1 package of 12"x18" manila paper
    5 pocket folders with brads (solid colors only)
    4 single subject, wide ruled spiral notebooks
    2 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper
    1 pink eraser
    1 yellow highlighter
    1 wooden ruler
    1 package of map pencils (colored pencils)
    1 red pen
    1 package of black pens (10 count)
    1 package of 3"x5" index cards
     
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    They have gone to a "county wide" supply list. It consists of the following:
    Rolling Book Bag (allowed due to weight of books)
    1 16 count box of crayons
    1 3 ring notebook
    1 250 sheet packet of notebook paper
    No. 2 pencils
    3 pocket folders with prongs
    3 spiral-bound 80 page notebooks
    1 container of wet wipes
    1 box of pint size plastic bags
    1 box of tissue
    1 pair of scissors
    2 glue sticks


    We also are not allowed to supplement this list (even though it isn't adequate and the system doesn't provide a "class budget" for teachers to buy the supplies.

    I am seriously considering putting a "wish tree" in my classroom for open house and having extras of items on it so that we might make it through the year. At least this year I will be back in the main building rather than in one of the tin cans (trailers) out back so I will be able to have 2 cabinets and a storage shelf plus an under/over the sink area to store supplies.
     
  20. mrachelle87

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    Here is mine:
    T-1 Supply List


    • 4 boxes of 24 count Crayola Crayons (Please no pastel, fluorescent, or scented.)
    • 1 box of Crayola or Prang brand watercolor paints
    • 1 box of 8 count Crayola Basic color markers
    • 2 4oz. of Elmer’s School Glue (white only)
    • 4 glue sticks
    • 1 pair of Fiskars brand scissors round tip
    • 2 packages of white construction paper (9x12, 50 count)
    • 2 large pink erasers
    • 2 boxes of Kleenex tissue
    • 1 package of Wet Wipes
    • 2 dozen pencils
    • 1 package of index cards
    • 1 box of ziploc bags (girls-quart, boys-gallon)
    • 1 ream of copy paper
    • 1 back pack without rollers or wheels

    Instructional Materials Fee: $10.00
    The instuctional fee covers the cost of extra supplies used in the classroom (writing paper, morning writing journals, arts & crafts, etc.)
     

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