Classroom Supply List

I expect that students can manage materials successfully in fifth grade


Many items we use are community items.  We could always use the following items.  I appreciate the generosity of Rio Seco families in wanting to donate to support our students and teachers.

Students may choose whatever brand/style they want.  However, any supplies brought to school must be school appropriate!


For iPad use in classroom:

headphones or earbuds that are to be kept at school!


For Student Use:


NO pencils please (see below)

Crayons (24 count preferred) 

single subject spiral notebook wide ruled (2 would be ideal)

Colored pencils 

Hand-held sharpener with cover 


For Classroom Community Use:

Glue sticks

Computer paper


Dry erase markers (black only)

unscented baby wipes

surface disinfecting wipes (used by teacher only)



**A NOTE ON PENCILS Please do not send in any pencils!

In the past, pencils have become a MAJOR distraction in the learning environment!  For the last few years, I have successfully implemented the use of mechanical pencils.  Mechanical pencils that hold 0.9 mm lead are perfect for young writers!  By using the thicker lead, there is virtually no breakage which happens with thinner lead, students do not need to constantly sharpen pencils, and they are always ready to go.  I will give your child a mechanical pencil and lead refills as needed for the entire year.