VES Rising 3rd Grader General Supply Lists for 2020-2021

  • Rising 3rd Graders

    Dear Incoming 3rd Grade Students and Families,

    In an effort to make your supply shopping easier, the third grade team came up with a list of supplies that you can look for. We have chosen these items carefully and feel that they enhance our instructional program. If you already ordered these general supplies from the PTA in the spring, please take note of the additional items at the bottom. Your teacher may also suggest additional items for your classroom in his/her welcome letters. Keep an eye out for your teacher's welcome letter at the end of August.

    • 24 sharpened pencils (non-mechanical pencils)
    • 12-pack of colored pencils
    • 2 rolls of scotch tape in individual plastic dispensers
    • 4 packs of post-its (3in x 3in)
    • 4 dry erase markers
    • 1 pencil box (box or pouch)
    • 2 highlighters
    • 1 pair of scissors
    • 12-inch ruler with cm. units as well
    • Block erasers
    • Hand-held pencil sharpener
    • Whiteboard eraser 
    • 4 composition notebooks (no spiral  notebooks)
    • 2 glue sticks
    • 3 pocket folders (for Health, Spanish, and the regular classroom)
    • Personal hand wipes for snack (for students to use before they eat; NOT Lysol wipes)
    • Small bottle of hand sanitizer 
    • Comfortable headphones or earbuds with mic if possible and 3.5mm jack (see image below) in a Ziplock bag with your name on it for your personal use

    Additional Items

    • Personal pack of tissues
    • Chromebook case/sleeve 11.6x13 inches
    • A beach towel to sit on in the classroom and during outdoor breaks (please launder and return each day)
    • Three masks (required): one to wear each day; one to remain in the classroom (in a Ziplock bag with your name on it), one to keep in your backpack (in a Ziplock bag with your name on it) Masks must:
      • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
      • completely cover the nose and mouth
      • be secured with ties or ear loops or gaiter neck style
      • include multiple layers of fabric
      • allow for breathing without restriction
      • be washed and machine dried without damage or change to shape
      • NOT include vents/valves

    Suggested Related Arts Supplies

    Below please find helpful related arts supplies. Depending on your grade, some of these items may already be on your general supply list: 


    • Music Staff Paper
    • Music Pocket Folder


    • Box of markers 8 or 12 count
    • Set of watercolors with brush
    • Black sharpie markers, 1 fine and 1 ultra
    • Colored Pencils
    • 9x12 pad of derawing paper
    • 9x12 pad of construction paper
    • Glue stick
    • Scissors
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Crayons
    • Oil Pastels (optional)
    • Think markers (optional)


    • Jump rope
    • Hula hoop
    • Bucket and/or hamper
    • Yoga mat (optional)
    • Balls
      • Basketball
      • Soccer ball
      • Tennis, wiffle or yarn 


    • Headphones with a microphone (Labeled in a plastic bag)

    As you shop for a backpack, please DO NOT buy one with wheels. Please also be prepared to send your child to school each day with a healthy, nut-free snack and a bottle of water.  

    Enjoy your summer!


    The Third Grade Team