Student School Supplies
When I taught in the Intermediate Multiage Program at Chimacum
Elementary School, it had a long list
of supplies that students were asked to bring (it was similar
to the student supply list used
with the earlier 2nd-3rd grade multiage program). Probably the
most central of the items was a three-ring binder and the five
folders. By turning the folders inside-out and punching holes
in them, ten pockets and five dividers were created for the binder.
Each of these pockets was labeled by the students (Planning,
Reading, Math, etc.) which helped them to stay organized. Because
the program had no assigned seats, students carried their binders
with them wherever they went throughout the day.
The clipboard was a relatively inexpensive item that students
used at a variety of times. It was especially helpful on field
trips, when working away from a table, or when a student interviewed
The other items on the list were general school supplies allowing
the students to express themselves creatively, as in the case
of the "art" supplies, or to keep things they have
created on a computer, the 3.5 inch disk (I would now replace
the disk with a flash drive).
note: The links to supply lists on this page
no longer reflect what is required for students attending these
classes. They are intended as examples for educators who are
developing supply lists for their own multiage programs.