I hope you are all enjoying a safe and blessed summer. While there is still plenty of time to relax and enjoy, I know that our retail world is reminding us that the start of a new school year is just around the corner. In light of that, I am including a few notes below for those who are early supply shoppers.
The Lackner family is in the same boat as you when it comes to facing the costs of outfitting kids with uniforms, new shoes, lunch, and classroom supplies. Understanding the extreme costs, I have purchased a pack of pencils, highlighters, liquid glue, pencil sharpners, folders, and other items for each of our first graders entering room 205 this year. I would prefer to save these items as "refills" as the students to go through things very quickly. This will hopefully help parents throughout the year. But should you find it difficult right now to purchase any of the following for your new student, please do not worry. Thanks to a kind donor, we will have a few extra school supply sets ready.
Also, my favorite tip to friends after years of school shopping. When school supplies are featured at great back-to-school sale prices, buy 2 and keep a set in a shoe box somewhere! I even buy an extra set for Christmas stockings to replenish supplies in the new year. It saves money and trips later.
Finally, as for covering text books, I know there are cloth covers which can be purchased and call me old-fashioned but I find these to be excessively costly and not nearly as effective at protecting our books. Therefore, please do not purchase them; instead, during your next grocery trip, ask for paper bags for covering books.
Thank you! And should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Grade Supply List
**In our classroom, the students will each have his/her own cubbie in which to keep school supplies, therefore, they will not need a traditional pencil case or box. Please consider labeling each item.
EACH STUDENT WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
3 - folders - Polyvinal (like soft plastic) folders will stand up to the rigors of first grade the best and can be found at Office Depot. But I am NOT picky.
1 - 24-pack crayons
1 - 8 pack colored pencils
2 - glue sticks
4 - first-grade lined composition books
1 - scissors; 5 inch, pointed tip
1 - eraser
PLEASE SEND IN 1 OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR STUDENT FOR WHOLE CLASSROOM USE:
1 - box tissues
1 - roll paper towels
1 - container hand sanitizer (any brand, preferrable with a pump)
1 - pack baby wipes, hand wipes, or clorox wipes. A "refill" pack may be less expensive and is just fine.
THE FOLLOWING ARE OPTIONAL & WOULD BE APPRECIATED IN ORDER TO DEFRAY THE COST OF SUPPLYING THE WHOLE CLASS:
White board marker
Thin or thick markers
ink pads for stamps
old wash cloth or towels which can be cut/used for white boards