Student’s Personal Supplies
- Pencils (3 or more) and a sharpener
- Blue or black pens (2-3)
- Red pens
- Scissors and markers
- A ruler and a pack of crayons
- Glue sticks (2-3)
- Yellow highlighters (1-2)
- Small and large post-its
- Two regular COLLEGE RULED SPIRAL notebooks for Social Studies and English
- Two RULED COMPOSITION notebooks for Daily Journal and Science (can be purchased in the classroom)
- One GRAPH paper SPIRAL notebook for Math (can be purchased in the classroom)
- One 1-inch binder with a see through cover (If you bring two binders, that would be great! Each student needs a binder for a Science Portfolio, and I was planning to buy them at COSTCO. If you child brings one, it would be a great help. )
- Four pocket folders (Math, Science, English, Homework Folder for the binder)
- A set of 6 dividers for the Planner / binder
- A special hole puncher for the binder, click here to see an example
- One or two plastic boxes where students will keep their pencils, scissors, glue-sticks, etc.
- Three book covers; you can also cover books with the shopping bags or any other paper; I prefer a regular shopping bag paper because it is a great example to the kids on how to recycle materials. No need to buy new things if we can use the old.
- Index cards (3×5) and some kind of storage for them, a binder pouch is better than a box…
- A very small stapler and a staple remover (optional)
- A flash drive ( small “stick” for a computer to carry files); Please buy the least expensive flash drive… 2 GB will be more than enough storage for a few files. We will really need it!
- One ream (or more) of Xerox paper
- Kleenex (one or more boxes)
- Baby wipes
- Blank CDs, DVDs, and photo paper
- 1 inch binders with a see through cover
- Pencils and pens
- Index cards
Notes from the Teacher
All the materials that you buy for your child are considered a donation. If is creates any financial hardship on your family, please let me know as soon as possible.
- Please label your child’s materials. The best way to do it is to write your child’s name on each item with a permanent marker.
- Keep your receipts. Your child may come home and tell you that he or she bought the wrong thing. You will be able to exchange it with a receipt.
- Please avoid fancy, expensive, bulky notebooks and binders. Keep it small and simple.
- All the materials will be demonstrated in class during the first day of school. You are welcome to drop by after school and look at the materials, too.
- Please do not postpone to go to Office Depot or Staples. The lines are unavoidable, but the materials go fast. Target and Wal-Mart are a good source of school supplies as well.
I highly recommend to have a working Internet connection and a printer at home. Students are encouraged to type their assignments during the year. School research is based on the online sources, as well as the information from the books. The class web site is an integral part of the program, and students will need to be able to access it daily. If these materials are not available at home, please a student must schedule time to work in a public library or in the classroom after school.
Thank you very much for you support!