Stacie, you'll be fine!! knowing that you have 25 in a class is very helpful. If your district is being generous because youre starting a program, then
you'll want to order more than in a normal year. If you are ordering the tables, you would probably not want more than 4 to a table. My room is not really big, but I have 8 -6' tables for the students to work on- ( 36"wide if possible)and two extra tables that used to be old 'woodshop" tables, that I use constantly for organizing my days lessons/supplies. I also have a desk, two student computers, and two bookcases. Wall shelves on two walls, and three file cabinets.
Some things that you'll need,( but I'm sure that I'll probably forget some), but maybe others could add their 'must haves' and add to t his list for you.
Even though they said no more than 25 to a class, I would get 30 of the things that each student would need one to do the lesson-(ie: pen holders, brushes, rulers) just in case some'walk' or break. I don't normally do class packs, because they don't work that well for me, personally- I always end up with a bunch of something-a color- that no one wants to use.- It might work for you though. My brain works better seeing what I need at each table- for four kids at a table. What they can share, and what they each might use. I plan for 4 kids at 8 tables.
Hope this helps
Pencils ( lots)
oil pastels, construction paper
drawing paper( heavy and lighter for different media)
Paint trays and cups ( I use the 6 holefor older students, and the white paint cups-(these work especially well for little ones)
brushes ( 35 to start- they don't always last anymore-at least mine don't..)
med brushes ""
small brushes (fine/detail)""
clay (I get a low budget utility clay)( I use 50 # per class- that should give you enough)
clay container( airtight large pail of some sort- I use old spackle buckets)
calligraphy pens(holders and nibs)(I use the long handled ones with a 'c' style pen tips
think about things that will also be helpful in teaching the kindergartners. Think easy to hold, use, manipulate.
I'm sure others will help fill in the blanks.
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To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] New teacher here!
Thanks. I'm not sure how many students I will have in total. I don't think they even know since it's a brandnew school. The only thing I was told is that I will have no more than 25 students to a class. I was looking at a lot of classpacks for paints, pencils, crayons, etc...but maybe I don't need that much? See, this is why I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. I don't even know how the tables will be set up to know how many students per table.