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).

Transitional Kindergarten

No Backpacks       Lunchboxes only

  • 1 box of crayons (24 count) – Crayola preferred
  • 1 Pair of student scissors – Blunt
  • 12 glue sticks – Elmer’s preferred
  • 1 ream of letter-size white copy paper
  • 1 container of baby wipes
  • 1 individual sized Elmer’s white glue bottle Crayola Classic
  • 10 makers (basic colors)
  • 2 4ct thin black dry erase markers
  • 2 4ct thick black dry erase markers

kindergarten

No Backpacks       Lunchboxes only

  • Plastic pencil box - 2 1/2" height maximum (example)
  • 1 white 1” View Binder- Avery Preferred (no design or name)
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count) – Crayola preferred
  • 12 glue sticks – Elmer’s preferred
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened; Dixon Ticonderoga preferred)
  • 1 pair of student scissors – blunt
  • 2 reams of letter-size white copy paper
  • 1 pack of white Hi-Polymer erasers (Pentel preferred)
  • 1 container of baby wipes
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex- large box preferred
  • 1 box snack, gallon or sandwich size Ziploc (100 count)
  • 1 large bottle hand sanitizer

1st grade

Please no rolling backpacks
Backpacks should be able to hang on the backpack rack
 
We would like to encourage using a reusable lunch and snack pail/container
 
Please do not put names on supplies, except for the pencil box.
From the optional list below, it is helpful to have the following recommended items already stocked in your child’s
pencil box (with first and last name) on the first day of school:
 
2 sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils), 1 box of 24 regular crayons, 1 yellow highlighter,
1 pair kid scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 eraser
  • 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 of student scissors - blunt
  • 2 dozen (12) glue sticks (small)- Elmer's preferred
  • 2 reams of letter-sized white copy paper
  •  2 boxes of Tissues - large box preferred
  • 1 boxes of baby wipes - unscented

2nd grade

Please no rolling backpacks
Backpacks should be able to hang on the backpack rack
 
It is helpful to have the following items already stocked in your child’s pencil box on the first day of school:
 
4 sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils), 1 box of 24 regular crayons, 1 box sharpened colored pencils, 1 red ink ballpoint pen, 1 yellow highlighter, 1 pair kid scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 eraser (e.g. Pink Pearl, Magic Erase) 1 fine point dry erase marker, 1 whiteboard eraser and small pencil sharpener.
 
  • Plastic pencil box – 5 x 8-inch standard
  • 2 erasers (e.g. Pink Pearl, Magic Erase)
  • 3 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened; no mechanical)
  • 4 Expo black fine point dry erase markers
  • 1 box regular crayons - Crayola preferred (24 count)
  • 1 whiteboard eraser
  • 1 box colored pencils - Crayola preferred (18 count)
  • 1 ream of letter-sized white copy paper
  • 2 medium point red ink ballpoint pens
  • 1 wide-ruled spiral notebook (write name on notebook)
  • 1 pair of student scissors - blunt 3 containers of baby wipes
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 2 large boxes of tissues
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 3 large bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 1 small pencil sharpener with cover

 

3rd grade

Please no rolling backpacks
Backpacks should be able to hang on the backpack rack
 
It is helpful to 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 kid scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 eraser, 1 fine point dry erase marker and small pencil sharpener.
  • Plastic pencil box – 5 x 8-inch standard
  • 2 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened) no mechanical pencils
  • 1 small hand-held pencil sharpener (must fit in pencil box)
  • 1 box colored pencils, sharpened (24 count)
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count)
  • 1 pair of student scissors (Fiskars recommended)
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 2 reams of letter-sized white copy paper
  • 2 erasers (e.g. Pink Pearl, Magic Erase)
  • 1 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper (loose-leaf, not spiral)
  • 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 plastic folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue) – no brads
  • 2 boxes of tissues – larger box preferred
  • 1 wide-ruled composition books
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 3 red pens
  • 1 container of baby wipes - unscented
  • 1 gallon ziplock baggies
  • Earbuds for Chromebooks (in ziplock, must fit in pencil box)
  • Northwood Student Planner ($7.00 can be purchased at school )

4th grade

Please no rolling backpacks
Backpacks should be able to hang on the backpack rack
  • 3-hole zipper pouch (for pencils, pens, erasers, scissors)
  • 1 3-ring binder (1 ” size with inside pockets) Scissors (student size)
  • 1- 12” ruler (standard and metric scale edges)
  • 3 yellow highlighters
  • 1 pack glue sticks
  • 3 red ink ballpoint pens Dictionary (small size, student version)
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (sharpened) (3 in pouch; the rest remain at home)
  • Headphones or earbuds for Chromebook use.
  • 2 erasers (i.e.: Pink Pearl, Magic Rub, or eraser tops)
  • 1 box of tissues – larger box preferred
  • 1 set of colored pencils – (12 count)
  • 1 ream of letter-sized white copy paper
  • 2 (70 page) college-ruled spiral notebooks (each a different color)
  • 2 fine tip black permanent markers (Sharpie brand preferred)
  • 2 packages of college-ruled notebook paper (Keep 1 at home)
  • 2 fine tip black Expo Low-Oder Dry-Erase Markers
  • 4 two-pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue,1 yellow) NO plastic folders
  • Student Planner ($7.00 can be purchased at school)

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 (September)
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell (Fall)
  • By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleishman (Spring)

Optional donation items for general classroom use:

  • Ream of letter-sized (8 ½” x 11”) white copy paper
  • Tissue boxes – Large preferred
  • Ream of single-color copy paper (any color)
  • Hand Wipes (i.e. Baby Wipes, Wet Ones, etc.)
  • College-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 Box of Ziploc bags- gallon or snack size
  • 1 Bottle of hand sanitizer (unscented)

5th grade

Please no rolling backpacks
Backpacks should be able to hang on the backpack rack

 

  • 1 3-ring binder (2”)
  • 1 black fine point Sharpie marker
  • 1 set of 5 section dividers for binder (will label at school)
  • 2 different colored highlighters
  • 1 3-hole zipper pouch or pencil box
  • 1 small pair of student scissors
  • 10-12 #2 pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 small calculator
  • 2 erasers (i.e.: Pink Pearl, Magic Rub, or eraser tops)
  • 2 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 1 small hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 4 black low odor dry erase markers
  • 1 box of colored pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 dry erase board eraser
  • 2 red ink ballpoint pens (not erasable type)
  • 1 pack of glue stick
  • 3 wide-ruled spiral notebooks
  • 1 white glue bottle
  • 1 set of earbuds (use with Chromebooks, iPads)
  • Student Planner ($7.00 can be purchased at school)
  • 1 black ultra-fine point Sharpie marker

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
  • Ream of single color copy paper (any color)
  • Boxes of tissues – Large box preferred
  • Ream of single color cardstock (any color)
  • Hand Wipes (i.e. Baby Wipes, Wet Ones, etc.)
  • Avery Address Labels #5160
  • 1 Box of Ziploc bags- gallon or snack size
  • Package of 3 x 3 Post It notes
  • 1 Bottle of hand sanitizer (unscented)

6th grade

Please no rolling backpacks
Backpacks should be able to hang on a chair
  • 3 hole zipper pouch (no pencil boxes)
  • 1 3-ring binder (1 1/2" with clear plastic sleave on outside front)
  • 1 3-ring binder ( ½ “ for music)
  • 1 small pencil sharpener with cover
  • 1 (12 count) #2 pencils (sharpened)
  • 1 pkg of college ruled lined binder paper (100 sheets)
  • 1 box colored pencils
  • 1 5-Subject spiral notebook
  • 2 ultra-fine tip black permanent markers
  • 5 two-pocket folders (3 hole punched)
  • 1 fine tip black permanent marker
  • 1 hard cover Composition Book (100 pages)
  • 1 box fine tipped colored markers
  • 1 12” ruler (standard and metric scale)
  • 2 red ink ballpoint pens (not erasable type)
  • 4 low odor dry erase markers (Expo preferred)
  • 1 pair of student scissors
  • Earbuds for Chromebooks (in Ziplock bag with name)
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 small calculator (with square root key)
  • 4 highlighters (1 yellow, 1 green, 1 pink, 1 blue)
  • 1 white dry erase board (no larger than 8” x 12 “)
  • Erasers (i.e.: Pink Pearl, Magic Rub, or eraser tops)
  • Student Planner ($7.00 can be purchased at school)

The following novels will be read during the school year. Students can 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
  • White out Pens (for art projects)
  • 5 x 8 ruled note cards
  • Graph paper
  • Fine tip black permanent markers
  • Ultra-fine tip black permanent markers