Our 3rd grade classroom in the fall will be ready with many supplies, but if you are able… it would be very helpful to send the following items with your child to school. One note of caution: If it “looks” like a toy, it is a toy (for example, if your child is shopping with you and wants animal erasers…. they are animals/not erasers… so I recommend to not purchase items that fit in that category for school ). Also, please keep toys and electronics at home!
Important items your child should bring to school every day.
- Backpack– with a lunchbox (if bringing lunch from home)
- Reading folder (described below),
- Take home folder (provided by school),
- Small plastic water bottle (no juice please),
- 2 healthy snacks (1 for am, 1 for pm)
Supply list needed for the classroom.
- Gym shoes (these are kept at school for gym class only) Traditionally, we send the gym shoes home during the Christmas holidays and again before spring break for you to check on shoe size changes
- No. 2 pencils (12 basic sharpened yellow pencils)
- Small pencil sharpener
- (1) Elmer glue stick
- Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers. We use them every day for Math work. (The skinnier markers last longer than the thick ones)
- Pencil pouch (please not a pencil box… they are too big for our desks)
- Colored pencils, coloring crayons or markers (whatever your child prefers
- (1) Highlighter
- Scissors- blunt tip (please write last name on scissors)
- Post it notes 3×3
- (1) three ring binder (1 inch)
- (5) Spiral notebooks (wide rule) (Please have your child write his/her name on each notebook)
- (5) Two pocket folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 your choice) Your child can label the folders: red/reading, yellow/writing, green/word work, blue-math, free choice folder/fact fluency
- (2) Pens- any color
- (1) Game (to keep at school for the school year) your child can teach the rest of the class how to play during indoor recesses. It will be returned at the end of the year. Please write your child’s name on the box or bag. It is important that your child knows how to play the game. Also, it is best if the game can be played in 20 minutes or less (games like Monopoly take too long and seldom get used).
- Earbuds/Headphones labeled with your child’s name. (A piece of tape on the cord works well.)
- Pictures of your child, that might spark stories. These pictures will be glued onto his/her writer’s notebook.
Things to bring for sharing
- (1) box of Band-aids
- (1) box of Graham Crackers (in case your child forgets his/her snack)
- (1) box of Kleenex