Example Supply List

Each grade and teacher has a different list of the items that they request. There is a sample list below but you can also grab a list at the local stores. They usually display the lists at the front entrance.

Here is a list from a local teacher, Mrs. Samartino, who is a Kindergarten teacher at Tavares Elementary and below that is a general supply list.

Mrs. Samartino’s
Kindergarten Supply List

1 backpack (no wheels)
2 packs of 24 count Crayola crayons
12 glue sticks (no Roseart)
2 pack of large pink erasers
1 pair of Fiskar’s scissors
Small pencil box (approximately 4”x8”) – not light up kind
1 box of Ziploc bags (boys-sandwich size, girls- snack size)
1 plain white t-shirt (for field trips)
1 bag with extra change of clothes (for accidents or spills)
(This may be kept in your child’s back pack or cubby)
I have designated some supplies just for boys to bring or just for girls to bring as these are items that I do not need a whole class supply of. Many of these supplies will be used as a class supply and not individual student use.
The following items are for our “wish list” (and not needed from everyone):
Extra glue sticks
Treasure box items (small toys/prizes, party favors, etc)
Box of tissues
Container of wet/baby wipes
Ream of white copy paper
Paper plates (regular size- the cheap kind that sticks together)
Dry erase markers (thin or thick ones)
Gift cards for CVS, Walgreens, or Wal-Mart for photo development (for end of year memory album)

Sample List

Writing essentials
No. 2 pencils
Colored pencils
A pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top to collect shavings)
A large pink eraser (The old-fashioned ones do the best erasing.)
Ballpoint pens
A box of crayons (Teachers recommend buying a 16-pack for younger kids, more for older ones.)
Water-based markers
Spiral-bound or composition notebooks
Loose-leaf notebook paper (Teachers can be picky about paper. Schools usually supply specially ruled handwriting paper to help younger children with letter formation. Older children use wide-ruled paper.)

Organizational helpers
Expensive folders with multiple pockets and zippers are often too bulky to fit in desks. Better to stick with more streamlined (and cheaper) models.
A three-ring binder
Pocket folders (If you get a folder with two pockets, label one “keep at home” and the other “bring back to school” to help your child organize his papers.)
A box for storing items (Teachers recommend one that’s eight inches long by five inches wide by two inches deep to hold pencils, crayons, erasers and scissors.)
Highlighters (These are probably unnecessary for kids in kindergarten through second grade.)
Index cards, ruled and unruled (for making flash cards)
A sturdy, supportive backpack (Some schools do not permit rolling backpacks because of space considerations, so check with your school before purchasing one.)
Craft materials
Dioramas and other 3-D projects provide a hands-on learning experience for students. Most teachers recommend having these items available:
Drawing paper
Construction paper
A ruler with English and metric measurements
Glue sticks
A four-ounce bottle of white glue
Scotch tape
A stapler
Scissors (blunt ended for younger kids, pointed for older ones)
Watercolor paints


1st Annual Back 2 School Supply Drive

With an increasing number of families struggling to make “ends meet” in our area, the time could not be better for our local community members to come together and help give kids the resources they need to succeed!

Our goal for the Back 2 School Supply Drive is to help as many kids as we can have the supplies they need.

EVERY DONATION COUNTS!! Lake County kids go back to school on August 19th. Takis Pizza House II in Eustis will be accepting donations through the first week of school.

If you need any additional information: Call/Text 352.434.5617