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School Supplies: What Western Avenue Students Will Need

Patch lists everything your student will need to start the year off right at Western Avenue School.

In a few short weeks, local schools will open their doors and fill their seats with area children once again. Coincidentally, school supplies will be flying off the shelves amid bustling crowds and endless checkout lines. If you'd like to get a head start on some of the back-to-school commotion, Patch has compiled a list of the supplies kids will need for each area school.

Kindergarten

  • 4 boxes of Crayola crayons (24  regular – no fat crayons, please)
  • School bag or backpack (to carry important notes and daily work. Put name inside)
  • 1 - Writing journal (available in office-$2.00)
  • Scissors (Fiskars for kids-metal)
  • 1 pack seasonal stickers
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 1 pink eraser
  • 10 pencils yellow #2 (sharpened)
  • 1 box watercolor markers (fat, 8 basic colors)
  • 1 regular size Magna Doodle (to be returned at the end of the year) – 8 x 10 screen
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 2 plain pocket folders – solid color
  • 1 box colored pencils – 24 count
  • 2 rolls paper towels

Please bring the following items if your last name begins with:

A-C 1 (4) pack play dough-any color D-F Small white paper plates – 2 pkgs. G-I  Blue funtak – 2 pkgs. J-L 2 pkgs. bathroom size paper cups M-O

Zip-lock baggies gallon size - 2 boxes

P-S

Zip-lock baggies sandwich size – 2 boxes T-V Wiggle eyes 14mm – 1 pkg. + Handi-wipes – 1 pkg. W-Z 1 bag cottonballs, 1 pkg. Q-tips                 

First Grade

  • 1  Writing Journal – Available in office ($2.00)
  • 24 or more yellow #2 pencils (we collect these for class to use)
  • 2 boxes of 24 crayons –  Crayola brand only - labeled
  • Pair of good scissors that cut with ease (Fiskars for kids are best)
  • Inexpensive gym shoes to leave at school
  • 2 Bottles Elmer’s white school glue (no gel) 4 oz.
  • Large eraser
  • Sturdy pocket folders (1 each of red, green, yellow) and 2 patterned folders, bottom pockets – no side pockets (NO trapper-keepers, please)
  • 1 box of fat and skinny washable markers
  • 2 boxes of family-size Kleenex (we collect these for the class to use)
  • 2 small cigar-size plastic school boxes
  • 12 Colored pencils
  • 6 glue sticks - large
  • 2 boxes of Ziploc bags (1 sandwich or quart size and 1 gallon size)
  • 1 package black thin Expo dry erase markers
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 1 package pencil top erasers
  • 1 dry-erase eraser

Second Grade

  • Assignment notebook – purchased in Office - $5.00
  • 40 sharpened pencils – Extra supply at home highly suggested (#2 lead)
  • 1 box of crayons (no more than 24) for home and school
  • 1 box of markers (Crayola thick and thin)
  • 2 pairs of good scissors that cut with ease (Fiskars for kids) 1 home, 1 school
  • 2 bottle of white glue (such as Elmer’s)
  • 4-5 glue sticks
  • 2 large boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 pair of gym shoes to be left at school
  • 2 large erasers (label with pen)
  • 2 each of solid color bottom pocket folders – red, green, yellow
    (no trapper-keepers, please)
  • 2 red 3-prong pocket folders
  • 3 spiral notebooks (with wide lines)
  • 1 box of gallon Ziploc bags
  • 1 box of sandwich Ziploc bags
  • Plastic supply box without handles (must be no more than 3-1/2” high) – shoe box
  • Colored pencils
  • Roll of paper towel
  • 1 pack of thick Expo dry-erase markers
  • 1 dry-erase eraser

Third Grade

  • Assignment notebook (purchased in school office-$5.00)
  • Zippered pencil bag
  • 1 Pair of gym shoes (to be kept at school)
  • 1 White glue (4 oz.) and 3 large glue sticks
  • 24 pre-sharpened pencils with erasers
  • Individual manual pencil sharpener (that holds pencil shavings)
  • 6 Pocket folders - plain covers, any colors
  • Wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper
  • Sharp scissors (5 inch)
  • 3 Red marking pens
  • Crayola-type markers - fat and thin sizes
  • Box of crayons (16 pack)
  • 3 Spiral, one-subject notebooks – wide-ruled
  • 2 Large boxes of Kleenex (large rectangular box)
  • Plastic shoebox with lid (4 qt. – 13” x 7”)
  • 2 Yellow highlighters
  • 1 Ruler (showing centimeters and inches)
  • 1 Pink eraser and packet of cap erasers
  • 2 Pack of “Post-It” notes
  • 2 Box of Ziploc bags – (one gallon size box) and (one quart size box)
  • 1 Box colored pencils (12-16 count)
  • Addition flash cards
  • Subtraction flash cards
  • Multiplication flash cards
  • Division flash cards

Fourth Grade

  • Assignment notebook – available in School Office-$5.00
  • 10 in 1 folder – Available at registration for $3.00
  • 1 5-Subject spiral notebook – WIDE RULED
  • WIDE RULED loose leaf notebook paper (2 packages)
  • Zippered pencil bag to hold pens and pencils
  • Art box to hold art supplies
  • #2 Pencils (standard and/or mechanical)
  • 2 boxes of pencils to be turned in to the teacher
  • Non-electric personal pencil sharpener (should be able to fit in pencil bag) with cover to collect shavings
  • 3 Red pens
  • Yellow highlighter
  • Plastic ruler showing inches and centimeters
  • 1 Blue or black dry erase marker
  • 1 White board eraser or sock
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayola markers – thick and thin
  • Small box of crayons
  • Small bottle of Elmer’s liquid glue and 1 glue stick
  • Sharp scissors – 5 inch
  • 3 large boxes of tissue
  • Pair of gym shoes to be kept at school
  • 2 packages index cards (small size 3-1/2 x 5) – Ruled
  • Post-it notes

Fifth Grade

  • Assignment notebook - purchased in school office-$5.00
  • 1 Pair of gym shoes (to be kept at school)
  • 1 Clear protractor
  • 1 Safety compass
  • 1 – 12” Ruler with metrics
  • 24 to 36 #2 pencils
  • 2 Small pencil sharpeners with cover (no battery)
  • 1 Pair of scissors
  • 1 Glue stick
  • 1 Liquid glue
  • 1 – 24 pack of Crayola crayons
  • 1 - Pack of colored pencils
  • 8 Pack of markers
  • 8 or more pens of assorted colors – 2 will be collected by teacher
  • 2 Packs of white wide-ruled lined paper
  • 2 Large boxes of Kleenex
  • 6 – 1 subject spirals, assorted colors, wide-ruled, 2 will be collected by teacher
  • 1 Paperback dictionary
  • 1 Paperback thesaurus
  • Pencil bag
  • Ziploc art supply bag – should be large enough to house glue, crayons, markers, and scissors
  • Pocket folder with fasteners (for music class)
  • 1 pack sticky notes
  • 8 pocket expandable file

 BACKPACKS ON ROLLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED

Be sure to check back later this week, as Patch continues its school supply listings for other schools in Homewood and Flossmoor. 

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