School Supply List Time

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  1. mrachelle87

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    We are starting to work on our supply lists for next year. Since I am the only teacher in my building that teaches my grade level, I am on my own. So our Supt. does not want us to ask for reams of copy paper because it is so high, and if possible he wants our list smaller.
    I cut my list way down two years ago and have it at the bare minimun now. So, I need advice...here is my list:
    4 boxes of 24 count Crayola Crayons
    (Please no pastel, fluorescent, or scented.)
    8-10 glue sticks
    1 pkgs. of white construction paper (9 x 12, 50 count)
    1 washable markers
    2 boxes of tissue
    1 pkgs. of Wet Wipes (Generic refills are fine)
    2 plastic two pocket blue polypropylene portfolios without brads
    1 package of Play-doh (4 count)



    Instructional Materials Fee: $12.00
    The instructional fee covers the cost of extra supplies used in the classroom (writing paper, paint, paint brushes, colored construction paper, arts and crafts, etc.).


    This is last years list:
    4 boxes of 24 count Crayola Crayons
    (Please no pastel, fluorescent, or scented.)
    1 4 oz. Of Elmer’s School glue (white only)
    6 glue sticks
    2 pkgs. of white construction paper (9 x 12, 50 count)
    2 boxes of tissue
    2 pkgs. of Wet Wipes (Generic refills are fine)
    1 box of ziplock bags (Girls-gallon, boys-quart)
    2 reams of white copy paper
    2 plastic two pocket blue polypropylene portfolios without brads
    1 package of playdough (4 count)


    My list is way smaller than any other grade level's list. I provide the kids with pencils and I have enough bottles of glue for next year. I still have maybe twelve or so wet wipe containers. I also have a class set of scissors that are mine. I also provide the kids the pencil boxes from Staples that are a penny for just their crayons.
    Help!! What do you think?:dizzy:
     
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  3. janlee

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    It looks good to me. How about 2 or 3 composition books (we call them marbled notebooks) for journal writing later in the year and a bottle of hand sanitizer. My school district would never allow me to ask for money.
     
  4. gottagoodgig

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    That seems like a really reasonable list to me. Our lists are quite a bit longer....but maybe this year we'll shorten them up too!

    With the playdough, I've had parents make it for me and bring it in. Free! We had 5 or 6 big batches in different colors and used them all year. Just a thought.....
     
  5. mrachelle87

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    I don't use the play-doh a lot. The kids only play with it when it is free choice center. And I like that it stacks on my shelf easily. Each child has their own.

    We are allowed to ask for a small amount. Most grades ask for up to $15. I think I am going to take my down to $10. I want to help parents if I can.
     

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