Ordering 5th grade supplies

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  1. KIF

    KIF Companion

    Jun 14, 2005
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    Jul 14, 2005

    I'm sure that nobody feels sorry for me about this one....I have about 400 dollars in my school account to purchase supplies for my 5th grade classroom. I have no idea what to get (partly due to the fact that we can't get into the new school yet and I'm teaching in a new state and totally differnt grade)!!! This summer I've been gettting books and games.....

    Suggestions?? I'm pretty sure that I actually have to spend most of it by the first week of school
  3. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

    Aug 2, 2002
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    Jul 14, 2005

    I got this from another thread:
    Math - manipulatives (counters, cm blocks), geometric shapes (I like the foam ones from ETA Cuisenaire), fraction sets, math games (multiplication bingo, card games, etc), tangram sets, mosaic puzzles, perhaps a base 10 set, number line, stuff for place value (I got a great pocket chart set from Really Good Stuff catalog. I use a felt covered easel to demonstrate things with felt figures - fractions, symmetry, geometry, tesselations. Posters for each topic in math.

    LA - Books, books, books. All genres. Posters for parts of speech, genres, motivational. Roget's Thesaurus, teacher's handbook for grammar and punctuation.

    Millions of pencils, erasers, stickers, fancy hold punchers are fun, decorative-edged scissors, stencils, stampers if you like them, post-its, note cards for thank yous, calendar, borders and cutouts for BB, fabric or paper background for BB, Welcome Back to School stuff, encyclopedias (?), reference materials.

    SS - Atlas, maps, almanac, aids for map skills, posters.

    Subscription to Mailbox Magazine (intermediate). File boxes, bins, baskets, trays, CD player, background music, videos or DVDs, desk accessories, wall decorations, pocket chart maybe. Cushions for reading areas, reading chair for yourself.

    Find out what your school will supply - grade book or program, dictionaries, desk supplies, art supplies, desk chair, etc. If you like to bargain hunt, keep your eyes open at all times. Dollar stores are super, but I look everywhere I go.

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