"Must Have" Supplies?

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  1. lvnlife287

    lvnlife287 Rookie

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    Hi All! Just found out that I will be switching from 5th to 3rd grade next year and I was curious about supplies that you all think are extra helpful to have in the classroom. I've never taught below 5th grade so I am sure there are some things that will be very different. Thanks in advance!
     
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    -Make sure you have a TON of regular pencils. :)
    -extra scissors, gluesticks, glue, crayons, colored pencils, markers,rulers, 2-pocket folders (with and without prongs)
    -dry eraseboards and markers are pretty cool to have as well
    -reading "phones", old headphones (both for fluency practice)
    -wide ruled paper
    -highlighters
    -various beans for math counters

    Let me know if there is anything else you think you might need!

    Third grade is pretty awesome!!!! :)
     
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    Any kind of manipulative for math really helps 3rd grades transition between concrete and abstract ideas - clocks, cubes, sets of solid plane and shapes, blocks, etc. Also nice to have - a hundreds chart as well as a multiplication chart, and an unlabeled world map poster. You will love this level - just be sure to realize that training them to fill out their assignment notebook and heading their papers correctly will have a bit of a learning curve. Do they already know cursive?
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks so much for the information. It is very helpful. I am not sure if they know cursive yet.
     
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    :banghead: :lol:
     
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    In 2nd and 3rd grades, I use individual white boards pretty much daily. They are not cheap, but the kids love using them so it is a great resource. Everyone is engaged, and you can spot check who does/doesn't "get it."
     
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    -pencils (a must!!)
    -whiteboards can be made out of shower board you can buy at lowes or home dpot
    -old socks can be used as erasers for the kids
    -eraser tops too... poor little ones can kill an eraser almost instantly!
     

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