Supply Lists

Dear Northwood Parents,

Listed below are supplies that each grade level suggests students bring to class this fall. These suggested lists have been compiled based on needs identified to support of the delivery of grade-level curriculum.

Please note that the Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to purchase materials or supplies for any school activity.

Therefore, while this list suggests that students bring a number of items, they are considered voluntary. No student will be restricted from participation if they are not sent to school.

(If shopping at Office Depot, please use Northwood Elementary School’s Office Depot ID #70009075 at the check-out counter. This will ensure that Northwood will get a 5% sales credit for each of these purchases).

kindergarten

No Backpacks or Lunchboxes 

  • Plastic pencil box - 2 1/2" height maximum  (example)
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count) - Crayola preferred
  • 1 dozen (12) glue sticks - small, Elmer's preferred
  • 1 dozen (12) #2 pencils (sharpened) - Ticonderoga preferred
  • 1 pack of white Hi-Polymer erasers - Pentel preferred
  • Hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 1 pair of scissors - rounded tip
  • 1 white 1" View Binder - Avery preferred (no design or name)
  • 2 ream of letter-size white copy paper
  • 2 packs of baby wipes - unscented
  • 2 boxes of Tissues - larger box preferred

1st grade

 
  • Plastic pencil box - 2 1/2" height maximum (example)
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened) - Ticonderoga preferred
  • 2 box of crayons (24 count) - Crayola preferred 
  • 4 Expo black dry erase markers
  • 1 pack of white Hi-Polymer erasers - Pentel preferred 
  • 1 pair scissors - rounded tip
  • 2 dozen (12) glue sticks (small)- Elmer's preferred
  • 2 reams of letter-sized white copy paper
  •  2 boxes of Tissues - large box preferred
  • 2 boxes of baby wipes - unscented
  • 4 black, dry erase markers - Expo preferred

2nd grade

 
  • Plastic pencil box - 2 1/2" height maximum (example)
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened; no mechanical)
  • 2 box of crayons (24 count) - Crayola preferred
  • 1 pair of scissors - rounded tip
  • 2 dozen (12) glue sticks (small)- Elmer's preferred
  • 1 pack of white Hi-Polymer erasers - Pentel preferred
  • 4 Expo black dry erase markers
  • 2 ream of letter-sized white copy paper
  • 2 spiral bound notebooks - wide-ruled
  • 2 boxes of Tissues - large box preferred
  • 2 boxes of baby wipes - unscented

3rd grade

 

  • Plastic pencil box – 5 x 8-inch standard
  • 2 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 small hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count) – Crayola preferred
  • 1 box colored pencils, sharpened (24 count)
  • 1 pair of student scissors (Fiskars recommended)
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 ream of letter-sized white copy paper
  • 2 erasers (e.g. Pink Pearl, Magic Erase)
  • 2 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 solid colored binder with view-front cover (1” size with inside pockets)
  • 4-pack thin black expo dry erase markers, 1 whiteboard eraser
  • 3 two-pocket folder (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue,) – no plastic folders, no brads
  • 2 boxes of tissues – larger box preferred
  • 2 wide-ruled composition books
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 3 red pens
  • Earbuds for Chromebooks use (in ziplock bag)
  • 1 container of baby wipes - unscented
  • Northwood Student Planner (may be purchased at school $7.00)

From the list above, please have the following items already stocked in your child’s pencil box on the first day of school:

  • 4 sharpened #2 pencils 
  • 1 box of 24 regular crayons
  • 1 box sharpened colored pencils
  • 1 red ink ballpoint pen, 1 yellow highlighter
  • 1 pair kids scissors
  • 1 glue stick, 1 eraser (e.g. Pink Pearl, Magic Erase)
  • 1 black fine-point dry erase marker

4th grade

  • 3 hole zipper pouch complete with:
  • Scissors (student size)
  • 3 yellow highlighters
  • 3 red ink ballpoint pens (not erasable type)
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened) (3 in pouch; the rest remain at home)
  • 2 erasers (i.e.: Pink Pearl, Magic Rub, or eraser tops)
  • 1 set of colored pencils – (12 count, sharpened)
  • 1 pack of glue sticks
  • 2 fine tip black permanent markers (Sharpie brand preferred)
  • 2 black dry erase makers, fine point
  • 2 packages of college-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 3-ring binder (1 ” size with inside pockets)
  • 2 (70 page) college-ruled spiral notebooks (each a different color)
  • 2 packages of college-ruled notebook paper (1 to be kept home)
  • 5 two-pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue,1 yellow, 1 purple) – no plastic folders
  • 1- 12” ruler (standard and metric scale edges)
  • Dictionary (small size, student version)
  • Earbuds for Chromebook use
  • 1 box of tissues – larger box preferred
  • 1 hand sanitizer
  • 1 ream of letter-sized white copy paper
  • 2 fine tip black permanent markers - Sharpie preferred
  • 2 black dry erase markers, fine point
  • Northwood Student Planner (may be purchased at school-$7.00)

The following novels will be read during the school year. Students will write and highlight in their personal copy. These novels can be purchased at any bookstore:

  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (First Novel)
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell (Second Novel)
  • By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleishman (Third Novel)

5th grade

 

  • 1 3-ring binder (2” )
  • 1 set of 5 section dividers for binder (will label at school)
  • 1 3-hole zipper pouch or pencil box
  • 2 dozen (12)  #2 pencils (sharpened) 
  • 1 box of colored pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 small hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 3 wide-ruled spiral notebooks
  • 2 red ink ballpoint pens (not erasable type)
  • 1 black fine point Sharpie marker 
  • 2 different colored highlighters (1 yellow, 1 green)
  • 1 small pair of scissors
  • 2 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 4 black low odor dry erase markers 
  • 1 pack of glue sticks
  • Earbuds for Chromebook use
  • Northwood Student Planner (may be purchased at school $7.00)

The following novels will be read during the school year.  These novels can be purchased at any bookstore:

  • Esperanza Rising  by Pam Munoz Ryan 
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Optional donation items for classroom: 

  • Ream of letter-sized (8 ½” x 11” ) white copy paper
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper
  • Boxes of tissues – Large box preferred
  • Hand Wipes (i.e. Wet Ones, Baby Wipes, etc)
  • 1 Bottle of hand sanitizer (unscented)

6th grade

  • 3 hole zipper pouch - no pencil boxes 
  • 1 small pencil sharpener
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 box colored pencils – ( sharpened)
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 2 ultra-fine tip black permanent markers
  • 2 fine tip black permanent marker - Sharpie preferred
  • 2 liquid white out pens
  • 1 box fine tipped colored markers
  • 2 red ink ballpoint pens (not erasable type)
  • 1 pair of student scissors
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 4 highlighters (1 yellow, 1 green, 1 pink, 1 blue)
  • Eraser (i.e.: Pink Pearl, Magic Rub, or eraser tops)
  • 1 3-ring binder (1 ½ “ with clear plastic sleeve on outside front)
  • 1 package of 8 tab binder dividers w/ pockets if possible
  • 1 package of college ruled lined binder paper (100 sheets)
  • 1 5-Subject spiral notebook
  • 1 hard cover Composition Book (100 pages)
  • 1 12” ruler (standard and metric scale)
  • 4 low odor dry erase markers
  • 1 mini dry eraser
  • Earbuds for Chromebooks (in Ziplock bag with name)
  • Northwood Student Planner (may be purchased at school $7.00)
  • 1 small calculator (with square root key)
  • 1 white dry erase board (no larger than 8” x 12 “)
  • The following novels will be read during the school year. Students will write and highlight in their personal copy. These novels can be purchased at any bookstore:

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 

Optional donations items for classroom:

  • Tissues
  • Ream of white copy paper
  • Ream of colored copy paper
  • Package of college ruled lined paper
  • Sheet protectors
  • 5 x 8 ruled notecards
  • Graph paper