The following materials are required for level 1 students. Level 4 students may decide for themselves if index cards are helpful for studying vocabulary, but should have all other materials. Hopefully you are reading this page before the school year starts while the stores are having great sales:
Index Cards (4 x 6 or 3 x 5)*
Index card holder or "binder rings"*
A single-subject notebook*
Dry erase marker or crayon*
*Index cards are used to study vocabulary and verb conjugation. Simple notebook paper is NOT to be used instead. Packs of 100 are at Walmart and Target for less than $.50. Please have 10 packs for the year.
*Index cards are not to be loose in student's book, folder, or back pack. There are plastic holders that they fit into, or a student can punch a hole in each car and hook them together using binder rings.
*A separate notebook is required for our language class. Often students have difficulty locating their homework assignments when mutli-subject notebooks are used.
*Students are not to stuff loose papers in their textbook. This stresses the binding and leads to breaking. A separate folder or binder for language class is required.
*Students may use pencil or pen for assignments. If students choose to use pen, only standard BLUE or BLACK ink is to be used for assignments to be turned in (homework, assessments, etc.) This is because I use different colors to grade such assignments and need to see my own markings.
*Textbook must remain covered for the entire school year. Stretchy covers or paper covers (paper bags from the grocery store work well) are acceptable, as long as the book is covered.
*Dry erase marker or crayon for review activities. These WILL be available in the classroom. However, students often use them to doodle and they run out quickly. Once they are done for the year, I can not replenish the supply until the next school year. Students are encouraged to bring their own.