James Monroe: Supply Lists
Below are items we are requesting you purchase for your child and for our classroom.
All donations to your child’s education are greatly appreciated!
Please place all items in a large plastic bag with your child’s name and teacher’s name
on it. PLEASE LABEL ALL INDIVIDUAL ITEMS INSIDE THE BAG WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME.
5 glue sticks
1 pair of child-sized scissors
Earbuds or headphones, whichever your child is more comfortable wearing (please write your child’s name on them, they will be kept in your child’s backpack)
2 blue or black Expo markers (low odor, if available)
1 box of Crayola crayons (24-count)
1 2-pocket folder (any solid color)
Pencil box (large enough to hold 1 pencil, one pair of child-sized scissors,1 dry-erase marker, 24 count crayons)
*Pencil box should be clearly and neatly labeled with your child’s first and last name.
Each day, please send your child with:
A backpack (no wheels, and large enough to hold a folder, a pencil box and a library book)
Ziploc Bags (a.m. class quart size, p.m. class gallon size)
2 packs of Baby Wipes
THANK YOU! ❤️ THANK YOU! ❤️ THANK YOU!
The First Grade Teachers are looking forward to an exciting school year. Below are supplies that will be needed for your classroom.
1 Glue Bottle (Lin & Tobia)
2 Boxes of Tissues
***Earbuds or Headphones with a microphone
Hard, plastic pencil case (approximately 8” x5”)
5 Dry Erase Markers (Expo only)
4 Folders (red, yellow, blue, and green) (Altman, Tobia, & Lin)
Crayons (24 Count)
Pencil Erasers (Lin & Tobia)
Hand held pencil sharpener with receptacle
1 Package of Hand Wipes
Snack, Sandwich & Gallon sized zip-lock bags (Choose 2)
2 Cleaning Wipes (if possible)
5 Glue Sticks
3 Wide-ruled Marble Notebooks
Post-its (5 pack-3x3)
Personal Hand Sanitizer
We may ask for additional supplies throughout the year. We will let you know if we are running low on a certain item. Thank you.
The First Grade Teachers
Welcome to Second Grade! We are thrilled to be teaching your children and look forward to meeting each and every smiling face in September. Please see below the list of supplies your child will need. At times during the year, we may request other supplies for activities in the classroom. Notices will be sent in advance when we need those items.
24 box of Crayola crayons (please no larger)
1 pack of sharpened pencils (preferably TICONDEROGA brand)
Hand held pencil sharpener
Expo BLACK dry erase thin markers (1 pack)
Scissors (preferably Fiskars brand)
2 spiral notebooks
Elmer’s Glue Sticks (1 pack)
Earbuds/Headphones to keep at school
Tissues (2 boxes)
5 Folders: 2-pocket solid color only please
*Please send in the items in BOLD on the first day of school and all supplies sent in by Friday, September 3, 2021.
*Please don’t send in anything extra--we are limited on storage.
5 marble cover composition notebooks (wide rule, no primary) No Sprial notebooks
4 packs of #2 pencils, sharpened NO MECHANICAL PENCILS, PLEASE
1 pencil pouch
1 pair of kid scissors; blunt
1 Poly-2 pocket folders
1 pack of 24 crayons
Ziploc bags (Girls- sandwich, and Boys - gallon)
1 package of colored pencils (NO Markers)
2 packages of black dry erase markers
1 dry erase eraser or old, clean sock
2 packages of standard post-its
2 pairs of earbuds or headphones (very important)
12 glue sticks
1 highlighter (any color)
Hand held pencil sharpener
Storage space is limited so please stick to this list.
A Couple of Quick Summer Reminders:
Math: It is crucial that all students entering 3rd grade have their addition and subtraction facts up to 20 memorized. Multiplication facts 0, 1, 2, 5, 10 should also be memorized. The 3rd grade math curriculum assumes that all facts have been mastered. Please see that your children spend a little time this summer practicing their facts to ensure their success next year. A little effort now (5-10 min a day) will go a long way in 3rd grade.
Reading: Don’t forget to have your children read a little each day. Did you know that students can lose as much as 2 months of what they gained in 2nd grade if they do not read over the summer? We know how hard they worked last year, and we don’t want to let all that hard work go to waste. So take a trip to the library and borrow some wonderful books. While you are there, ask the librarian if there are any summer reading programs they can sign up for.
Writing: Lastly, consider investing in a journal/diary. Have your children record all their thoughts, memories, and adventures from the summer. Not only will it help them with their writing skills, but they will have a wonderful written account of their “sunsational” summer to look back on for years to come. So run out to the dollar store and buy a summer journal and start writing.
Life Skills: All 3rd grade students must know how to tie their shoes. Students are allowed to bring a small, healthy snack daily. Students are also encouraged to bring a water bottle from home daily.
Below is a list of supplies that the 4th grade teachers are requesting to be brought in the
first week of school. All donations to your child’s education and classroom are greatly appreciated. This supply list may also be found on the school website, which can be accessed through the Edison Board of Education website.
4 folders (Recine/Lombardo’s class needs 5 folders, Mrs. Bell’s class needs 2)
4 Composition Notebooks (Recine/Lombardo & Lamont’s class need 5 notebooks)
4 packages of post-it notes
1 set of index cards
1 package of expo markers
1 box of Ziploc bags (Boys bring in 1 gallon size and girls bring in 1 sandwich size) (None for Recine/Lombardo’s class and Ms. Squeri’s class)
1 pencil pouch with… (please no pencil boxes)
small pencil sharpener
1 pen (blue or black)
1 set of markers or colored pencils
1 box of crayons
1 pair of scissors
1 package of glue sticks
Personal headphones/earbuds and mouse
Have a wonderful summer!
We can't wait until we see you in September!
A Couple of Quick Summer Reminders:
Math: It is crucial that all students entering 4th grade have their multiplication facts memorized. The 4th grade math curriculum assumes that all facts up to 12 have been mastered. It is expected that each child has learned their facts in 3rd grade and they have automaticity when reciting them. Please spend a little time this summer practicing your facts to ensure your success next year. A little effort now (5 minutes a day) will go a long way in 4th grade.
Reading: Don’t forget to read a little each day. Did you know that students can lose as much as 2 months of what they gained in 3rd grade if they don’t read over the summer? We know how hard you worked last year and we don’t want to let all that hard work go to waste. So take a trip to the library and borrow some wonderful books. While you are there ask the librarian if there are any summer reading programs you can sign up for.
Writing: Lastly, consider investing in a journal/diary. Record all your thoughts, memories, and adventures from the summer in it. Not only will it help you with your writing skills, but you’ll have a wonderful written account of your sensational summer to look back on for years to come. So run out to the dollar store and buy a summer journal and start writing.
Strategies for reading with your child…
Establish reading routines that include a time of day and reading spot
Set reading goals such as number of minutes or pages
Help your child select “just right” books
Read to your child to model accurate, fluent reading
Listen to your child read and help them sound out unknown words
Ask your child to make predictions
Ask and answer questions about the book
Demonstrate how to use context clues tools (such as a dictionary) to determine the meaning of words.
Remember, good readers…
Have favorite books, authors, and topics
Have reading spaces and reading habits
Look at the front and back covers of books
Make predictions before and during reading
Monitor their understanding and use other strategies, such as re-reading
Ask questions as they read
Identify important parts and be able to explain why
Use clues or tools to understand unfamiliar words
Make connections (to self, others, world, and other texts)
Keep a record of what they have read
Talk about what they are reading
Read the same book with a buddy
Have opinions about what they are reading
Mark the text (if he/she owns the book) or use post-its
Can summarize what they have read (for example after each chapter)
Are ready to share what they have read with other readers!
Read aloud to friends and family members
Listen to others read aloud to them
Read and write book reviews in Destiny, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble
Read a variety of genres and formats (print & digital)
Learn about their favorite authors and visit their websites
6 marble notebooks (1 should be a graph notebook for math) * 3 marble notebooks for Schwarz/Fuentes & Rossi*
5 two-pocket folders
2 boxes of tissues (for the classroom)
Plastic Box to hold ALL supplies! (NO SHARING SUPPLIES!) * All of your smaller items MUST fit inside this box. It is suggested that you fill the box with one or two of each item and leave the rest at home so you can re-stock as needed!
Black sharpie marker
EXPO (Dry-erase) markers
Eraser for Whiteboard (can be a clean sock:)
hard plastic pencil box
(approximately 8” by 5” - see image)
8 glue sticks
Expo dry erase markers (4 pack)
box of Crayola crayons (no more than 24)
headphones (no ear buds)
1 package of baby wipes (if you are able to provide more than one pack, please so do, as we go through these quickly)
lunchbox labeled with his/her name
snack with juice or water (everyday)
your child’s favorite reinforcer
change of clothes (label everything with your child’s name)
diapers or pull-ups (if necessary)
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