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Edenville Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School

 1 Bible-New King James Version Required for Grades 5-8 only
Students can take ownership of Bibles that belong to them. Students will be using the Bible for more than just Bible class. When all students use the same version of the Bible it simplifies things in the classroom. The New King James Version is the Version used for Pathfinders.  Students in grades 1-4 will use the New Century Version. This is the version used by their Bible textbook. It will be provided for them at school.

1 good quality mechanical pencil- must be 0.7 lead or a pack of mechanical pencils stored by the teacher
A student with one pencil always knows where it is. A student with many pencils is never sure where his pencil is or if it is in good working order.

Your child will use a pencil this year more than any other tool. Please be sure they have a reliable tool to work with. A good pencil that is well cared for can last for several years.

Mechanical pencils are always sharp. This makes it easier for handwriting to have a neat appearance.

36 count #2   0.7mm leads
These containers will be kept by the teacher or a responsible student for distribution to students as the need for lead arises. Students, especially younger students, who keep lead in their desks tend to view it as a toy rather than a tool. Therefore the teacher will monitor, perhaps through a student, the distribution of lead.

1 white high-polymer eraser- can be in a pencil form, or in a white rectangle
The white high-polymer erasers work well for erasing marks completely. Some pink erasers work well, and some do not. The erasers with cute shapes are usually awkward to work with and do not do a good job of erasing.

1 Box of 24 Crayola Crayons
I have watched students work with other brands. Other brands of crayons do not leave as bold marks, and they break more easily. Crayons will be used during the first grading period.

1 Set of Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils--May bring a set of 24 if the student is in 5th grade or higher

Regular colored pencils are usually good until they need to be sharpened. It has been my experience that once the colored pencils need to be sharpened the lead keeps breaking. One art project can be all it takes to completely wear down the tips on wooden colored pencils, and then they are no longer effective. Students get frustrated. The teacher and other students end up abandoning art, science, social studies or reading projects to sharpen pencils only to have the lead break. While Crayola twist able colored pencils may break, they are generally more reliable than wooden colored pencils. This contributes to the smooth functioning of the classroom. Colored pencils will be used during the 3rd grading period.


1 pair of Scissors

I recommend Fiscars for kids.

Please buy a reliable pair that fits your child’s hand. This is especially important for grades 1-4 students. Grades 5-8 students will probably not do as much cutting.

*1 set of 10 Classic Colors Crayola Markers

Buy Crayola

I have watched students with other brands of markers. The other brands run out of ink quickly, and student projects do not turn out as nice. Markers will be used during the 2nd grading period.

*1 set of water color paints.

This can be a simple tray with about 8 colors in it.

If you buy the water color paints in the white tray the colors are more vivid and the paint is easier to work with then the paint sold in the yellow trays. Either kind will serve our purpose. Paint will be used during the 4th grading period.

2 packages of lined paper.

Wide ruled for grades 3-4, College ruled for grades 5-8.
We supply paper for grades 1-2.

This paper is to be given to the teacher for distribution to the class as needed. Students do not have room in their desks to store that much paper along with all of their books.

1 plain yellow folder with prongs.

1 plain orange folder with prongs

1 plain blue folder with prongs

1 plain green folder with prongs

These folders must be plain and they must be these colors.

Using folders instead of 3-ring binders saves space in student desks. Purchasing paper folders for about 15 or 20 cents each is fine. Please make sure the folders have prongs and pockets.

1 Large box of Kleenex tissues


The teacher will store these and set out one box at a time in the classroom. This will save room in students’ desks.

3 10 oz. Bottles of hand soap.


These will be stored by the teacher and placed in the bathrooms as needed for washing hands.

1 tray or basket for storing supplies in the top of student desks.

About 10x5x2 inches

The top shelf is 12x12x2 1/4 inches.

Pencil boxes take time to get into and do not provide easy access to supplies. Trays or baskets are easily slid in and out of the top of the desk to access supplies quickly. Trays and baskets make it easier for students to keep their supplies in an orderly fashion.

1 Backpack

Must be a plain style.

As a Christian school, our goal is to prepare students for heaven. Please avoid purchasing backpacks or clothing with cartoon figures that do not promote the mission of this school.


Neat, clean, simple, in good repair.
Shirts must have collars.


See student handbook for addition specifications.

As Christians we want to reflect the character of Christ in our dress. Clothing should be representative of a Christian school. Clothing worn should not be of a character that would draw attention to self. As Christians we want our characters to stand out above the way we dress. Real beauty or handsomeness comes from putting on a teachable, and helpful spirit.

4 Glue sticks o.21 oz. or 6 grams Students should keep only one glue stick in their desk at a time.  Parents may store additional glue sticks at home, or label them all and bring them to school for the teacher to store.
- 1 set of headphones or ear-buds These can be purchased for $3.00  to $5.00. Headphones will be used at the computers.  Students prefer to have personal headphones for sanitation purposes.

*Students will keep a different type of art supply in their desk each grading period. This cuts down on clutter, and ensures that students get exposure to each type of coloring. When students have crayons, markers, colored pencils, and paint in their desk, they tend to choose their favorite and use it all the time to the exclusion of the others. We want students to develop their skills in using all 4 methods of coloring. I recommend purchasing all supplies now while they are on sale. You can either store them at home, or bring them to school where I will store them for distribution at the appropriate time.

Please put your child’s name on ALL items. This includes every crayon, marker, colored pencil, backpack etc. This helps keep things flowing smoothly in the classroom. If a crayon or pencil is dropped on the floor it can easily be returned to its rightful owner. This prevents one student from having 2 blue crayons and another student from missing a blue crayon. There are three methods you can use for labeling items.

Method 1: Write students name or initials on the item with a permanent marker.

Method 2: Neatly write your child’s name on a very small piece of paper and affix the paper to the item with a piece of scotch tape that completely covers the label.

Method 3: Type your child’s name on paper several times. Cut out your child’s name, and attach your child’s name to the item with scotch tape.

If you would like help creating labels, the teacher can print labels for you at registration.

Thank you for your careful attention to preparing your child for school. I look forward to working with you this year.