School Supply Lists

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School Supply Lists
Mon, 07-09-2012 - 11:02am

On a whim I checked our school's website and they had the supply list already.  First the boys are going to 'shop' around the house and see fi they can find what they need.

Here's what they need for this year:

Grade 2
1 school supply box

24 yellow #2 pencils w/erasers

2 bar erasers

6 glue sticks

5 pocket folders (2 with prongs)

3 composition notebooks

Grade 5
3-5 subject notebooks

8 folders with pockets (2 each - red, blue, green, yellow)

4 packs loose-leaf paper

24 pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils)

3 glue sticks

1 highlighter

1 pencil box or pouch

1 3-ring binder

1 pack of dividers

1 graphing composition book



So what's on your list?



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Registered: 07-28-2006
Re: School Supply Lists
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 7:55am
Holy cow, that Kinder list alone is daunting! I'm a first timer, as you can probably tell.
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Sun, 08-12-2012 - 2:15pm

This is ds10's list, plus he needs a graphing calculator for math (he'll be doing pre-algebra at the middle school). It's actually kind of funny, because when I mentioned the cost to dd19, she offered to switch her old graphing calculator for a cheapy one and give ds10 hers. She's a college senior and taking a required "natural math and sciences" course in statistics. She's an English/PoliSci major and claims that this is one of the "fulfill your four natural math and science course requirements" for people who hate math. She said she hopes it won't even require a calculator at all. Hmmmm... not sure if I should be relieved or appalled that ds12 and ds10 will need better calculators than my college kid. But I'm glad not to spend $100 - dd21's from MS lasted all the way until her last year of college and then she borrowed ds12's when she needed one. :smileyhappy: 



1 box of markers

1 box of colored pencils

3 glue sticks

1 soft case pencil holder with zipper

2 box tissues

2 red pens for correcting

2 pink erasers

48 #2 pencils

4 spiral notebooks (one subject) with perforations in the following

colors: red, yellow, green, and blue

1 7 section plastic expandable file

8 "Expo" Low Odor or Odorless Brand, Dry Erase, BLACK, Large Marker

1 100 pkg. 3 x 5 index cards

1 8 1/2" x 11" white, wide-ruled notebook paper

4 folder w/pockets in the following colors: red, yellow, green,

and blue

1 container of Clorox

disinfecting wipes

2 scissors

1 pump bottle of hand sanitizer


PLEASE DO NOT purchase a trapper or binder for your student.

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 11:08am

It's really interesting comparing all the lists. My 7th grader had what seemed to be a pretty short list BUT of course, once he got home, he had more things he needed since he's changes classes now and each teacher had specific lists. Sigh. 

And doesn't it seem like every year there is one thing on the list that you have NO idea what it is and/or where to get it? Last year it was "Primary Lined Composition Book"- all I could find were regular-lined composition books. This year it was " 3 ring Polybinder with pockets". For the longest time all I could find were the hard-cover binders. Uggghhh.


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Registered: 08-20-2004
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 10:55am
4th grade- dual language (alternate spanish and english days)

2- 2 inch binders
4 folders
2 packs loose leaf paper
24 pk crayons
2 marble composition books
pink eraser
4 glue sticks
48 pencils
pencil pouch or box
three hole puncher!!!??
sheet protectors??
Clorox wipes
2 boxes of tissue

I really can't get over the three hole punch!
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Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:26am
That is really odd. Why in the world would every child need to bring one?!?

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:29am
I'm hoping that once Kolby starts, that doesn't happen to us as well. DH already had a small tantrum over the size of the list in the first place. :smileyvery-happy: (I violated rule one of school shopping....never take dh along. lol) He was none too impressed when I told him a lot of the supplies will be tossed into a 'community' pile.

We had to get plastic folders with pockets and brads in 3 specific colors. THAT was fun. Most had pockets but no brads, and if they had both...yup...wrong color. smh. I think, actually, I did smh. lol

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 12:22pm

I’m not sure if any of our supplies got in a community pile. We did need 6 folders which gets me wondering but I kind of assumed a separate folder for different subjects plus a homework one. If they are communal that doesn’t bother me too much I got them real cheap. Only other thing we needed in bulk was a notebook (3 single subject) but again can see them going through more than 1 in a year. We also need a binder and binder paper for note taking so guessing the notebook are for the journals.


Our lists seemed to have been scaled back in recent years. I know some parents were complaining. It was you HAVE to bring x,y and z and many families in our school are dealing with unemployment and even homelessness so now its suggested supplies and things like tissues, paper towels and hand sanitizer are donations if you can spare them. My sister’s kids school offer assistance if families can’t afford supplies. I have no problem providing an extra folder or note book or box of crayons, I just hate the assumption people make if parents don’t bring in supplies they don’t care. Sorry pet peeve but was reading some responses from walmart posting about some program for funds for school and teachers were bashing parents who don’t buy supplies. OK maybe there are some jerks but ever think maybe they don’t have the money???


I’d ask for an explanation why EVERY kids NEEDS a 3 hole punch. That sounds a bit much.

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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 12:43pm

We had to get plastic folders with pockets and brads in 3 specific colors. THAT was fun. Most had pockets but no brads, and if they had both...yup...wrong color. smh. I think, actually, I did smh. lol

I remember having to get those back when I was in school! I had the same problem back then- I'd find one with 3 prongs but no pockets or 2 pockets but no prongs....ugh!! We need a smh smiley!