Getting Organized: Desks, Folders and School Supplies!

Desks:  I have divided student desks into two sections by running a piece of tape down the middle.  One side is labeled “Books and Folders” and the other side is labeled “School Supplies”.

2013-09-17 20.35.11On the “Books and Folders” side students keep their books, workbooks and blue, red and green folders (see below).

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On the “School Supplies” side, students keep their White Board Slate Bags and School Supplies Baskets.

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White Board Slate Bags:  Students are to keep their dry erase white board slate in a gallon sized bag that I labeled with their name.  Also, included in this bag are two dry erase markers and powder puff to serve as an eraser for their board.

School Supplies Basket:  I have provided a basket for school supplies for each student in their desk. They will keep 4 pencils, 2 erasers, 2 glue sticks, and 1 box of crayons  All other supplies will be kept in their pencil box or gallon sized ziplock bag in their cubby until needed. Please make sure you label any additional school supplies you may send in. I labeled anything that was sent in on the first day. Thank you for your help in this matter!

2013-09-17 20.36.04note: This picture was taken last school year, when we used socks instead of powder puffs for erasers!

School Supplies:  Please check in with your student throughout the year to make sure the have ample crayons, erasers, glue sticks, and dry erase markers.

Here is the link to the Ambridge Area School District Supply List.

Additionally, donations of boxes of pencils and large (class-sized) bottles of hand sanitizer are appreciated!

Folders: Students will have 4 color coded folders to help stay organized. Please encourage your child to take special care of their folders.

  • Take Home Folder-Green (Please check nightly)
  • Under Construction Folder- Red (Kept at school for work that needs to be completed).
  • Intervention Folder-Blue
  • Friday Folder- Yellow (Please check and sign every Friday and return to school on Monday)  I send home tests in this folder.

I provided the Green Take Home Folder, and the Yellow Friday Folder for your student.  Please make sure you send in red and blue folders, if you have not done so already, to serve as their Under Construction Folder and Intervention Folder.  Thank you!  I labeled one red and blue for each student and stored the extras in their cubbies in case their folder gets ripped or torn.