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Is this a pretty typical 3rd grade list?

It seems like a lot!

2 boxes 16 count crayons
2 boxes 8 count markers (washable-thick)
30 pre sharpened #2 pencils (yellow only)
2 reams of copy paper
4 packs wide rule paper (100 count or higher)
2 packs construction paper (multi-color pack)
6 red ink ball point pens
4 composition note books
4 glue sticks
2 container disinfecting wipes
2 rolls of paper towels
1 large bottle hand sanitizer
2 boxes tissues
1 trapper keeper style note book (labeled with name)
1 pair of blunt tip scissors (Labeled with name)
1 clear plastic pencil holder
4 pink pearl erasers
1 Zip-Loc stlye bags
-boys gallon size
-girl sandwich bags
4 Dry Erase markers
-boys black
-girls colored

Do NOT label supplies unless specified
NO back packs on wheels


Asked by But_Mommie at 12:18 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in

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Answers (14)
  • What happened to supplying your own kid with their stuff? We always bought paper, pens, pencils and such as needed through out the school year when I was in school.

    I don't know how typical the list is but I do not quite agree with buy the teacher her supplies - the red pens, the dry erase markers (come on! average 25 kids in a class, that's a TON of markers!) Over 100 red pens? I don't think it takes that much to grade papers.

    Just went to the site for the school my kids will attend when old enough and there are NO items on the list that are teacher's supplies. 3rd grade list:
    2 boxes of pencils, 1 pack of colored pencils, 1 pack of crayons, 2 glue sticks, scissors, some of those cap erasers for pencils, 1 pack of markers, 2 highlighters, 1 spiral notebook, 3 comp books, 1 pack of notebook paper, a 3 ring binder, kleenex, folders, and hand sanitizer.

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 12:30 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • sounds like the schools need more funding for supplies. Half those things the kids wont use, like the red pens! What happened to bringing your own supplies for yourself to use?

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 12:31 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • This was my Best friends daughter list not mine!

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 12:20 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Yep, that sounds pretty similar to the supply lists for our school. When we first started, I was surprised at the amount of stuff we had to buy. Then I found out that they pool everything into one big class pile, so my daughter didn't even get to use all the special pencils and whatnot she'd picked out.

    Answer by vicesix at 12:24 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Geez I dread 3rd grade. That's like 45 dollars worth of stuff! I thought my list was bad.

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 12:26 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • That is similar to my dd's list for 3rd grade. They dont pool their individual supplies but they do share the wipes and stuff

    Answer by ria7 at 12:27 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • seems about is actually similar to my 1st graders list..less the sandwich bags. and composition books....but usually they try to stock up for the whole year for the whole class....that is why it seems so large.....each year the lists grow larger and more expensive...

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 12:27 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Yep, that sounds normal. When my oldest was in third grade, his list cost $68. That was just school supplies. No lunch box, clothes, belts, shoes, nothing but school supplies.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:28 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Here is does seem you're purchasing extra for the teacher maybe?

    24 wooden pencils (#2 lead with erasers)
    scissors, sharp point (Fiskars preferred)
    plastic school supply box (no larger than 8x6)
    1 bottle school glue (8oz)
    1 box crayons, (24 count)
    2 boxes facial tissue (175 count)
    2 packages wide lined notebook paper (200 count)
    2 wide ruled spiral notebooks (70 count)
    1 yellow highlighter
    1 box colored pencils (12 count. 7" long)
    5 folders with pockets and brads (1 each of red, blue, green, yellow and orange)
    1 box regular, washable markers (8 count)
    2 large glue sticks
    1 pink beveled eraser
    1 package 3.5 x 5 index cards
    1 plastic pocket folder with brads.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 12:47 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Wait till they get to middle and high school.

    Answer by gulfcoastmom4 at 4:32 PM on Jul. 15, 2010