Thursday, July 19, 2012

School Supply List Made Easy

A school supply list with pictures makes EVERYTHING easier.  For everyone. 
  1. With a visual supply list, parents know exactly what to look for.  This also is perfect for families who might speak another language.
  2. Parents can also see what their student does not need to bring to school.  For my class, students share materials in a community bin, so pencil boxes aren't needed.  This saves parents money on unnecessary items so that they can purchase the items on the list.
If you click on the supply list below, you will be taken to a FREEBIE school supply list that you can edit to suit your needs!  Once the file opens up in Google Docs, click on 'file' which is on the top left corner.  Go down the list to 'Download as' and choose 'Microsoft PowerPoint'.
I hope you find it as helpful as I have the past couple of years.


  1. I really like how your supply list looks! Our list is huge this year because we are building a science supply closet and have asked for some pretty random things (like bags of flour...). I think I will be doing this for next year!

    I'm a new follower and fellow first-grade teacher. :)

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

  2. A Science supply closet!? That sounds so neat. Thanks for following, I'm headed over to your blog!

  3. What a great idea to provide a visual for your students...but is it more for the parents? I think I might do the same.
    I started my blog I hopped on over to visit your site. Hope to be by soon.
    Thanks again for the great idea.


    1. Hi Debby,
      This school supply list is for parents :) The list gets mailed to upcoming first graders over the summer so that parents can get a head start on the supply list and we also pass it out on Meet the Teacher night. I work in a Title One school so the visual list has been very helpful for parents who speak another language. Thanks for the question! Enter in my giveaway if you get the chance!

  4. We do something similar at our school. We put out a poster with sticky note wish lists for donations. I print up pictures on labels and put them on the stickies. That way the families that can't read English know what to get.

    I'm your newest follower.

    Surfing to Success

    1. Awesome idea Mercedes! Thanks for sharing, I am going to pass your sticky idea on to my team. When you get a chance enter in my giveaway! Enter in my Giveaway!

      I'm headed over to your page now!

  5. Just went on TPT. Like I mentioned in the previous post I think your Back to School List is great. I love the pictures for the parents. this way you are able to get what you truly need for the classroom.

    TPT name:pearl girl,Back to School List,

  6. the supply list with pics. I was going to make one for myself but since you are so kind to share...I won't have to now! Awesome. I really enjoyed hoppin' around your blog. I just nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award so come on by to pick it up. I am trying to become one of your newest followers but Google is doing something weird tonight, it won't let me join anyone's blog! I promise I will come back by and join up with you. I look forward to following you!

    Teaching with Z

  7. I'm glad you will be able to use the school supply list. Thanks so much for the nomination. I really appreciate it!

  8. I really love this idea. I've never seen it presented in this way!

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!


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