Pre-Kindergarten Supply List (2015-2016)

  • $5.00 for My Big World Scholastic Magazine
  • 1 LARGE backpack (no wheels they do not fit into locker)
  • 1 SMALL fleece blanket (for rest time)
  • VELCRO sneakers (may be left in school)
  • 1 PLASTIC take-home folder
  • 1 plastic pencil box with attached lid (from the Dollar Store)
  • 1 complete change of clothes in a gallon-size Ziplock bag – labeled (pants, shirt, underwear, socks)
  • 1 box of FAT crayons. (Crayola are so much better than the cheaper ones!)
  • 1 box Ziplock bags – sandwich size
  • 1 box of multicolor markers
  • 1 box of dry-erase markers
  • 2 LARGE containers disinfecting wipes (Lysol or Clorox)
  • 1 LARGE box of tissues for the class to share
  • 1 box of baby wipes

Thank You!!
In January, we may be asking for any items that we have run out of.

 

Kindergarten Supply List

Backpack or Bookbag (no rolling bags with wheels they do not fit in our lockers)
2 plain pocket folders, without brads (2 Red)
1 sturdy double pocket folder for take home papers
2 boxes of 8 count crayons ( preferably Crayola)
 art smock (an old shirt of dad’s will do)
2 composition notebooks with 1 inch ruling
1 standard pencil box
Last names A-M : 2 packages of Clorox wipes
Last names N-Z: 2 boxes of zipper plastic baggies
The following supplies will be shared by the entire class and do not need to be labeled with names!
2 boxes of tissues
1 black dry erase marker
4 glue sticks
1 hand sanitizer
2 rolls of paper towels
1 package of #2 pencils (8 count)
1 package of baby wipes (for Art)

First Grade Supply List  2015-2016

Please label the following items with your child’s first and last name.

  • Regular size book bag (No wheels please!) They don’t fit in our lockers.
  • Sturdy take home folder (plastic preferred)
  • 2 black and white composition notebooks
  • 1 red folder
  • 1 plastic pencil box to hold crayons, scissors, pencils, etc. The rectangular box is preferred!
  • 3 boxes of 24pk crayons (we replace them twice over the year!)
  • 1 pack of 12 colored pencils
  • Art smock (an old t-shirt will do!)
  • $7 in an envelope for writing notebooks and religion packets
  • 1 bottle of white liquid glue
  • 1 6pk of small glue sticks or 3LARGE glue sticks (whatever is the better deal at back to school sales!)

The following items DO NOT have to be labeled. These are shared.
3 boxes of tissues
2 BLACK dry erase marker
1 pack of copy paper (white or colored)
4 pink erasers
Art Supplies:1 package of baby wipes

Dear Families of First Graders,

Welcome to first grade! This will be a HUGE year for your child in their schooling. They will learn many of the fundamental skills of how to be a “student”. (organization, working independently, etc.) They will also learn to read for understanding and begin to think critically about what they are reading. In order to get them off to a great start it is extremely important that they keep reading each day at home this summer. Attached, you will find some tips for reading with your child and ways to help them when they are stuck on a word. You will also find a suggested list of titles that would be great for your child. Have fun this summer and I can’t wait to meet you all in the fall!
Love,
Mrs. Park

First Grade Summer Reading Information

Your children have grown to be great “ready” readers this year. They have gained many reading skills that will still need to be practiced over the summer to ensure retention. Thus, it is important to keep them reading over the summer. Summer reading can bridge the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.

Why do summer reading?
Increase reading level Individualize reading material Language skills Vocabulary Ethics Expand World
Below you will find some tips to make summer reading a fun-filled experience for you and your child.
***For your child’s continued success in 1st grade, he or she should read everyday for at least fifteen minutes.***

Some Tips, Tips, Tips for Summer Reading!!!!

  • Keep books in the car and make sure a good book gets tucked into sports bags and campers’ backpacks.
  • Get your child his own library card.Take or allow him to go to the library often browse for books and enjoy special activities.
  • Help your child select books on topics he is interested in and on his reading level. A simple rule of thumb for helping your child select books at his reading level is to have them choose a page in the book (not the first one) and read it. If he doesn’t know five or more of the words, then the book is too hard for pleasure reading.
  • Have plenty of books, books on tape, magazines, and other reading material around for kids to read.
  • Stock up inexpensive books that can be exposed to the elements or swapped for others at camp.
  • Connect reading with other summer activities.For example, read books about places you will go over the summer or things you will be doing. Perhaps you will visit the beach or go camping, there are many good books about the beach and camping!
  • Set goals and reward reading.Reward reading with more reading. If your child finishes one book, stop by the store and let him pick out another.
  • Let your kids see you read. Read the newspaper over your morning coffee, take a magazine from the rack in a doctor’s office while you wait, and stuff a paperback into your purse, pocket, or briefcase. Your kids will catch on to the fact that reading is something you like to do in your spare time.
  • Make reading together fun and memorable. Even if your child is a super reader, they still love to be read too. You may want to use different voices for different characters when you read to your child. Reading together is a time for closeness and cuddling-another way to show your love as a caring adult. Children love to read letters and notes you write them. Maybe have a day of no talking only writing and reading each others notes.
  • Read it, then do it.Does your child want to learn magic tricks? Juggling? Computer games? There’s sure to be a book that can help him. Have your child read the instructions and then give it a try.

 

2nd Grade School Supply List

In order for our students to be prepared for the coming school year, please label with first & last name, and send the following items in with your child:

2 packs of sharpened #2 pencils
2 packs of crayons (one will be stored for the second half of the year)
1 crayon/pencil box2 sturdy folders
2 composition books
1 pack of index cards
2 pink erasers
1 pack of dry erase markers
2 paper towels
2 baby wipes
1 art smock (old oversized shirt)
$5.00 for Scholastic Magazine

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

3rd Grade Supply List

In order to prepare your child for 3rd grade please make every effort to get all of the materials listed below. Most items can be found at the Dollar Tree and there are always great sales in August for back to school supplies.

If you are unable to get an item please let me know by the 1st day of school. If you find a great deal on an item, or you are able to, please send in any extra supplies. This is in alignment with our school’s spirit of generosity and charity towards those that are in need.

Classroom Supplies:

Pencils ( #2 – 10) – We seem to need more by January.
Composition notebooks (4 – these are the small black and white books)
Tissues – 2 in September and 2 in January
Glue Sticks – 2
Baby wipes – Girls only
Ziploc bags( sandwich or gallon size) – Boys only
Dry erase markers ( 2)
A dry board eraser ( a clean sock will work)
Crayons or colored pencils or markers
Scissors– small pair
2 pocket folders ( 7 – any color or design)
Crayon box or pouch
$10.00 for Religion Magazines and Scholastic Magazines (please send in an envelope marked with Child’s name)
Optional Items for whole class use:
Sharpie markers (any color) Crayons
Construction paper or scrapbook paper
Markers
Tissue paper
Colored Pencils
Hand sanitizer

Art Supplies:
2- #2 Pencils to be kept in the Art Room
1– Boxes of tissues ( these are shared with Art, PE, and Music)
Art Smock, apron or oversized shirt with short sleeves
1 pink eraser (to be kept in art room)

PE Supplies:
PE uniform – grey with St. Joseph Logo. (These may be purchased at Lands End or Flynn & O’Hara)
Sneakers

Music Supplies:
$5.00 for a recorder – These are used every year until 8th grade

Your child may bring these supplies to our classroom at the Welcome Back Picnic or on the first day of school.

3rd Grade Summer Reading List Recommendations
 Fantastic Mr. Fox by Ronald Dahl
The New Kid on the Block (Poetry) by Jack Prelutsky
Grumble-Bunny by Bob Hartman
The Dumb Bunnies by Dave Pilkey
A Girl, A Boy, and A Monster Cat by Gail Gauthier
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins

Recommended Reading Series

The Magic Tree House
Dan Gutman
Geronimo Stilton
Miss Nelson
Captain Underpants
Graphic Novels
Biographies

Reading Response Journal

Student’s Name: ________________________ Date: _____________

Title: ____________________________________________________

Author: _____________________ Illustrator: ____________________

 

Who are the characters in this story?

 

Where did the story take place? (Setting)

 

What is this story about?

 

4th Grade Supply List 2015-2016

  • 1 Pencil Pouch/Box
  • 1 Pack of Colored Pencils and/or Crayons (no more than 16 of each)
  • 1 Pack of Markers
  • 1 Multipack Dry Ease Markers (Sold 2-3 per pack, any color)
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 1 Multipack of Glue Sticks (Sold 2-3 per pack)
  • 1 2 Inch 3-Ring Binder (No Trapper Style)
  • 1 Pack of WIDE Ruled Paper
  • 1 Pack of 3×5 Index Cards (200 Total) ruled or unruled
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 2 Soft Easers
  • 3 Marble Composition Notebooks (WIDE Rule)
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • 7 Pocket Folders (NO Prongs)
  • 1 Take Home Folder (Any Color/Style/Print) plastic preferred
  • 2 Packs of 24 #2 Pencils

GIRLS – 1 Package of Clorox Wipes and/or Disinfect Wipe
BOYS – 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer (any size)
$10.00 for Social Studies and Religion Magazine for the whole year!
Please do not purchase pens or white out.
We have a class set of rulers.

Supplies needed for art class:

  • 1 box tissues
  • 2 #2 pencils (to be left in art room)
  • 1  pink or white eraser (to be left in art room)

4th Grade Suggested Summer Reading 2015
All incoming 4th grade students should read at least 2 books this summer. Students should complete one book report sheet for each book and bring the reports with him/her on the first day of school. The titles below are suggestions, but students can choose different books that are appropriate for a 4th grader. If you are new to St Joseph University School, please read Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor as students read this book in 3rd grade.

Betty G. Birney       According to Humphrey Series
Judy Blume            Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Beverly Cleary       Dear Mr. Henshaw
Andrew Clements Jake Drake Series, The Jacket, and other titles by Clements
Kate CiCamillo   The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn Dixie, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Craig and Isabella Hatkoff      Owen & Mzee: The True Story of Remarkable Friendship
Kay Moore      If You Live at the Time of the American Revolution
Mary Pope Osborne   Fact Tracker Series, the non-fictio research guides based on The Magic Tree House Series
Pam Munoz Ryan   Riding Freedom
Leslie Newman   Hachiko Waits
Take a trip to the library to find these books and other. Visit www.buffalolib.org for library locations, search titles, and request books.

 

5th Grade Supply List 2015-16
In order to prepare your child for 5th grade please make every effort to get all of the materials listed below. Most items can be found at the Dollar Tree and there are always great sales in August for back to school supplies.
If you are unable to get an item please let me know by the 1st day of school. If you find a great deal on an item, or you are able to, please send in any extra supplies. This is in alignment with our school’s spirit of generosity and charity towards those that are in need.

Classroom Supplies:

Pencils ( #2 – 10) – We seem to need more by January.
Composition notebooks (4 – these are the small black and white books)
Tissues – 2 in September and 2 in January
Baby wipes – Girls only
Ziploc bags( sandwich or gallon size) – Boys only
Dry erase markers ( 2) and an eraser( a clean sock will work)
Crayons or colored pencils or markers
Scissors– small pair
2 pocket folders ( 4 – any color or design)
Crayon box or pouch
$5.00 for Religion Magazines (please send in an envelope marked with Child’s name)
Optional Items for whole class use:
Sharpie markers (any color) Crayons
Construction paper or scrapbook paper Markers
Tissue paper Colored Pencils
Art Supplies:
2- #2 Pencils to be kept in the Art Room
2 – Boxes of tissues
Art Smock, apron or oversized shirt with short sleeves
1 pink eraser (to be kept in art room
PE Supplies:
PE uniform – grey with St. Joseph Logo. (These may be purchased at Lands End or Flynn & O’Hara)
Sneakers
Music Supplies:
$5.00 for a recorder – only if you are new to this school
Your child may bring this to our classroom at the Welcome back picnic or on the first day of school.
Thank you,
Mrs. Johnson

5th Grade Summer Reading List 

These books are a suggestion for titles you may select. You should read at least 2 books over the summer and complete the following response journal for each book you read. I have listed some suggestions below, but you are welcome to pick any grade level appropriate book to read over the summer.
Mayor Brown is also offering a Summer Reading program and there are many great incentives and book titles to choose from on the list. I encourage you to sign up and participate in his program as well.
We will be doing a lot of independent reading this year, and it is a good idea to spend the summer with a good book…or two!
If you are new to this school you will want to make sure that you have read:
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patrica MacLachlan

If you have already read this story, here are some suggested reading titles:
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Lemondade Wars by Jacqueline Davies
The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Frindle by Andrew Clement
I Funny by James Patterson
Holes by Louis Sachar 

 

Student’s Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________

Title: ____________________________________________________________________

Author: ____________________________ Illustrator: ________________________

What are the characters in this story

Where did the story take place?

What is the problem in the story?

How would you feel if the same thing that happened to your character, happened to you?

 

Do you have any questions about what you read? If so, write them down on the box below.