School supply lists go digital

— Mrs. Bowers has a wish list of items she’d like to secure for her fifth grade class. She’s asking for colored pencils, a bookcase, crayons, gently used books, disinfecting wipes, paper towels, games and more. Mrs. Finnigan needs sticky notes, bean bag chairs, construction paper, paper plates and bowls and more for her sixth grade class.

It’s becoming more common for teachers to request items beyond the traditional notebooks, folders and pens and Sullivan said teacherlists.com can help address that trend.

“These days it’s more than just pencils. … So many lists include tissues, paper towels,” said Sullivan. “The No. 2 item on school supply lists (on the site) is tissues.”

With the option to post extra items and possibly earn some of those for free, Sullivan said teachers could cut down on what they spend out of pocket.

“As parents and community supporters, we need to do everything we can to provide teachers the support they need to inspire our kids and do their essential work most effectively,” said Sullivan.

Sand Creek Middle School is the only school in the South Colonie Central School District with supply lists posted on teacherlists.com. There are no North Colonie Central School District classrooms with postings on the site.

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