Classroom Wish Lists

Traditionally, one of the rituals families participate in as they prepare for the new school year is to purchase school supplies. In accordance with the Nebraska Constitution and state and federal law, Lincoln Public Schools provides a free, public education to all students. This generally means the district provides the supplies needed for instruction at no cost to students. This includes textbooks, pencils, erasers, crayons, glue, scissors, paper, notebooks, tissues, etc. For this reason, please do not send school supplies for your child’s individual use at school.

You are NOT required to purchase any of these items, but you may wish to purchase and donate some items to your child’s classroom. We ask that you do not put your child’s name on any items. All items purchased will be graciously accepted as a donation to the school and will be shared by all students within the classroom.


  • Glue sticks
  • One inch three ringed notebook binder
  • 2 spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
  • Washable markers any size
  • Black skinny/fine point Expo dry erase markers
  • Crayons (regular or twistable)
  • Small kid scissors
  • Box of tissues

First Grade

  • Small Scissors
  • 24 count box of Crayola crayons
  • 10 count Crayola markers
  • Box of Tissues
  • #2 Pencils with erasers
  • Pink block erasers 
  • pencil top erasers
  • Black Expo brand dry erase markers, fine tip
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox Wipes(ONLY Clorox & Seventh Generation brands have been approved by LPS)
  • Ziplock bags (any size)
  • Highlighters

Second Grade

  • Crayola 10 ct. Classic Markers
  • Folders (2)
  • Wide Ruled Notebook
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencil Top Erasers
  • Child-sized Scissors
  • Expo Dry Erase Markers
  • Kleenex
  • Ziploc Bags-Any Size
  • Band-aids
  • Pencils
  • Post-It-Notes
  • Personal size pencil box  (No name please)
  • Individual plastic crayon box (.99 Walmart or Michaels)
  • Travel Toothbrush Case (will be used for individual pencil storage)
  • Clorox Wipes (ONLY Clorox & Seventh Generation brands have been approved by LPS)

Things NOT to bring to Second Grade

  • Trapper Keepers
  • Small pencil sharpeners
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Gel Pens
  • Toys

Third Grade

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Clorox Wipes (ONLY Clorox & Seventh Generation brands have been approved by the CDC)
  • Kleenex (we can always use Kleenex)
  • Ziplock Bags (any size)
  • Markers (8ct)
  • Crayons (24 ct)
  • Dry erase markers
  • 70-sheet wide-ruled spiral notebooks
  • Two pocket folders (any color)
  • Pencils with erasers
  • Band-aids
  • Erasable pens

Fourth Grade

  • 1 1/2″  3 ring binders
  • #2 Pencils (preferably Ticonderoga) 
  • Colored Pencils (Box of 12)
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky tabs
  • Skinny Black Dry Erase Markers (preferably Expo)
  • Crayons (Box of 24)
  • Markers (Classic box of 8)
  • Tissues
  • post it notes (various sizes)
  • Clorox Wipes 
  • Hand Sanitizer

Things NOT to bring to Fourth Grade

  • Pencil boxes/pouches
  • Trapper Keepers
  • Extra notebooks/folders
  • Personal markers/crayons/etc

5th Grade

  • Kleenex
  • Crayola Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Black Dry Erase markers
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 1″ Binder (will need 1 per student)
  • Three spiral notebooks
  • Two-pocket folders (preferably plastic & will be using 5 per student)
  • Ziploc Bags (any size)
  • Post-It Sticky Notes (3 x 3 is preferred in any color)
  • Pencils (Preferably Ticonderoga Brand)
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Scissors (student sized)
  • Glue stick
  • Band aids
  • Wide ruled notebook paper

Things NOT to bring to 5th Grade

  • Trapper Keeper
  • Pencil bag/box

Special Education

  • Expo dry erase markers (black, skinny/fine point)
  • Band-aids
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Ziplock bags (any size besides snack)
  • Pencils (not mechanical)
  • Pink erasers