Important notes about school supplies:
*Please keep a pair of PE shoes at school so that your child is always able to participate in gym class. PE shoes are tennis shoes with velcro or ties. If you choose tie shoes, please practice practice practice at home! :) Please write your child's name in these shoes.
*Your child also needs an art shirt that stays at school - any oversized t-shirt that can get (really) messy! Please write your child's name on this shirt.
*The towel is used as a rest & read mat. Any comfy towel works. Please label with your child's name. I send these home on Fridays for you to wash if you choose and return on Monday. These are necessary!
*Please note that folders should be plastic or at least very durable - they get lots of use and this will save you from having to replace the folders throughout the year. We need one red, one blue, and one green folder. You can label these with your child's name.
*Water bottles - this is completely up to you! We do have a water fountain, but it does make it easier for quick drinks throughout the day to have a reusable water bottle. Please do not send in disposable (one use) plastic water bottles; they are typically not finished and wasted, and spill very easily. If you do send in a water bottle, please label it with your child's name. I will send home water bottles on Fridays for you to wash and return on Monday.
*Spare clothes - Optional but recommended. If you choose to do so, please put a spare outfit in a labeled ziplock bag for your child to keep in their locker. We can switch these out seasonally so that your child always has a backup outfit if needed.
Breakdown of what to label and what not to label:
*Please DO NOT label these supplies: pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, markers, watercolor paint, glue, glue sticks, eraser, tissues
*Please DO label these supplies: personal items (PE shoes, water bottle, rest towel, art shirt), scissors, pencil box, plastic folders
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Many times when parents ask their child "How was school?" they receive a simple "good". Check out this link for ideas of questions to ask your child to get them talking!