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Supply Lists

PreK-Kindergarten Supply List

We are asking each family to bring:

  • A box of tissues
  • A roll of paper towels
  • A container of wet wipes (i.e. baby wipes)
  • 24 pencils
  • A box of markers (i.e. 10 washable, thick-tipped markers)
  • A box of crayons (i.e. 24)
  • A notebook to use as a journal. (We recommend a primary composition book, available at such stores as Office Depot. It has space for drawings on top and writing on the bottom. However, you can also get a regular composition book, a notebook, or make your own using paper and a three pronged folder or yarn, as long as the cover is sturdy. Children may decorate it at home or at school.)

We also recommend:

  • Two changes of clothing
  • A sun hat
  • A small, thin blanket (PreK)

Optional (choose one or more items off of this list to help us stock the classroom, if you wish):

  • Blank copy paper (We could really use this)
  • Drawing paper
  • Construction paper
  • A bottle of glue
  • Toilet paper
  • Band-aids
  • Clorox wipes
  • A box of medical gloves
  • Miscellaneous craft supplies, i.e. yarn, collage materials, cloth scraps

1st -2nd Grade Supply List – Heba’s Class

  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 package of Pencils
  • 1 Package of washable markers
  • A writing journal (Please purchase something appropriate for your child’s writing ability and grade level. Composition notebooks with space for pictures for the 1st graders might be best to start off the school year with.
  • 1 package of dry erase markers (Last year students used the boards more than journals to do their work, especially in math. If each student can bring in a few markers, we should be set for the year.)
  • Scissors
  • 1 bottle of glue and 1 package of glue sticks
  • 1 transparent scotch tape

Students with last name beginning A-M:

  • Drawing/art paper
  • 1 pint paint bottles (washable/liquid/tampera): white, yellow & brown
  • 1 box plastic zip-lock bags – sandwich size
  • 1 Box Plastic Re-sealable Bags – Gallon
  • Colored Pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 hand soap pump bottle (for classroom use)

Students with last name beginning L-Z:

  • 1 pint paint bottles (washable/liquid/tampera): red, black & blue
  • 1 Roll Paper Towels
  • 1 Box Plastic Re-sealable Bags – snack size
  • Blank copy paper
  • Construction paper
  • 1 dish soap pump bottle (for classroom use)

For the Class, Donations Welcome:

  • We cooked a lot in class last year. We’ve received some donations but could always use more! If you have any extra pots, pans or serving spoons you would like to get rid of, send them our way. We could also use reusable utensils and cups.

2nd3rd Grade Supply List – Waew’s Class

  • A 3” ring binder
  • A pack of pencils
  • A pack of markers
  • A pack of kids’ paint by Crayola Brand
  • Sanford Design Ebony Sketch Drawing Pencil – 2 pack (can be found at Office Depot)
  • Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen – Medium Point – Black (can be found at Office Depot)
  • A pencil sharpener
  • An eraser
  • A clear ruler
  • A pair of scissors
  • A pack of glue sticks
  • A pack of a scotch tape (clear)
  • A primary journal notebook
  • A composition notebook

*They can reuse both notebooks from last year if they are only partially used

  • A sketch book

For the Class – Donations much appreciated!

  • Construction paper
  • Copy paper (letter size)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissues
  • Band-Aids/First-Aid Kit

4th-5th Grade Supply List

  • One 2-pocket folder
  • Pencils – One pack, preferably Ticonderoga brand.
  • Twelve black felt tip pens.
  • Two math notebooks – graph paper ruled composition books.
  • Two composition books, wide ruled.
    • This is to use as a journal. Please send one to school and keep the other at home.
  • One writing notebook, single subject, spiral bound, wide ruled.
  • One box of tissues.
  • One pack of printer paper (letter sized).
  • One roll of paper towels.

For the Class – Donations Appreciated

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scotch tape/clear tape
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • White board markers, Expo brand
  • Sponges for cleaning
  • Lysol multi-purpose cleaning spray – the kind that comes in a yellow spray bottle

6th-8th Grade Supply List

  • Book bag
  • Pencil bag
  • Lunch bag
  • Water bottle
  • Student Ventra Card
  • Chicago Public Library Card (highly recommended)
  • Inside the pencil bag:
    • pens and pencils
    • pencil sharpener
    • optional ideas: pair of scissors, glue stick, protractor, compass, sticky notes, highlighter
  • 3 composition notebooks:
    • 1 is for math (can be wide-ruled or graph paper inside
    • 1 is for literacy (wide-ruled paper)
    • 1 is for use as a journal (student choice on format)
  • 3 folders
    • 1 is for math
    • 1 is for literacy
    • 1 is a “take-home” folder
  • Donation to classroom supply
    • 1 roll paper towels
    • 1 box facial tissue
    • 1 hand sanitizer bottle
    • pack of printer paper
    • Choose 1 of the following:
          – dry erase markers
          – pack of sticky notes