Wednesday, May 15, 2013

For Next Year...

Pinkadots Elementary is hosting their first linky. School supplies are the topic.


What supplies do you ask your students to gather for the next year? As we head into the homestretch for this year, most of us are simultaneously thinking about prepping for next year. As grade level chair, I have to have our supply list ready to go home with this year's current fourth graders. We send the list at the end of the year, as well as posting it online and having copies at Target, Walmart, Staples, etc.
My students use journals for writing. I provide one composition book for the math journal but students must provide their own writing journal. I let them choose between composition book or spiral. If they choose it, they are more likely to use it. We decorate them with photographs and memorabilia. Students must have a binder. We prefer a basic 1 1/2 to 2" 3-ring binder. Trappers don't fit in our lockers easily. Students are expected to keep our Student Planner/Handbook in the binder. Parent communication takes place in the planner.

I have my own list of necessities for making my life better.

I love PaperMate's InkJoy pens for checking papers. I prefer colors other than black, blue, or red.
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My must have are multiple sets of Scentos! My kids love Scentos for our Rainbow Writing in Word Work.

I have already started stocking up on my supplies for next year. What supplies should I add?


  1. I love the way your list is formatted! We are just beginning to work on our list for next year and we definitely need a more user-friendly look, so I think I'll "steal" your idea!
    I really like that you give your students the option to choose their type of journal and I'm sure they love the opportunity to personalize it!
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  2. Thanks for linking up! Great ideas! I definitely need personal pencil sharpeners on the list and I loveeeeeee those Scentos!! I've never seen those before, but will check them out! :)
    Pinkadots Elementary

  3. I have never heard of Scentos. I will have to take a look at them the next time I am in the school supply. Who am I kidding, I don't leave a store without going to their school supply section! Thanks for sharing.

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