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Mrs. Milburn :-)
Tahoma Elementary School
3rd Grade 2019 - 2020





Supply List - Fall 2019


I am looking forward to seeing you again when school starts! Here is a list of supplies that you will need when you come to school. If you would like to bring your supplies in early, we will be having a supply drop off day in August. The school website will keep you posted on the day and time.


 There are two types of supplies:


Individual Supplies: Please label ALL items with YOUR NAME - label your coat too! That way it can find its way back to you 😊


  • Refillable, leak-proof water bottle J
  • One backpack
  • One pencil box no larger than 10”x6”x3” – (needs to fit in desk, allows space for other items) containing the following items: (please take items out of boxes and name label):
    • Colored pencils and sharpener that catches shavings
      • Red (correcting) Blue, Green, Black (reading) pens
      • Ultra fine black sharpie – for outlining
      • Black sharpie regular size
    • White board markers and eraser
      • 12 Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils (other brands tend to have broken leads in them so even with sharpening they break often)
      • Small, child size Fiskar scissors
      • One set of comfortable ear buds/headphones in a storage case with name for the computer - Very Important! J
  • Black 1½” 3-ring binder (with clear cover and binding ‘pocket’ display) for WRITING
  • 5 3-ring binder dividers ALREADY labeled in this order: Reference, Narrative, Informational, Opinion, Misc
  • Blue 1½” 3-ring binder (with clear cover and binding ‘pocket’ display) for READING
  • 5 3-ring binder dividers ALREADY labeled and in this order: My Reading Life, Lessons, Stop and Jot, we will leave the last 2 tabs blank for now
  • 1 Composition Notebook (80 pages)
  • 2 3-pronged folders with pockets – please label one for Math and the other for Science with student name as well



  Community Supplies: Please Do Not Label these items. These will be SHARED with the whole class.


  • Two packages of pencil top erasers (kids really go through these!!)
  • Another 12 pack of Ticonderoga pencils – they will be writing a LOT this year!
  • One box of Kleenex
  • Last name (A-L) – Lined paper wide ruled AND large hand sanitizer
  • Last name (M-Z) – 1 package of baby wipes (unscented) AND sticky notes/variety of sizes


Please don’t bring in any supplies not on the list. If I find students need any further items, I will send an email to families

😊 Some supplies will need to be replenished during the year 😊



Thank you so much for supporting your student : - )


Hello Students and Parents!


 I am excited to be your 3rd grade teacher this coming fall :-) I am already planning for an awesome experience together!


 Let me tell you a bit about myself. I have 2 sons, Luke and Matthew, that went through TSD, graduated from UW and now they both work in Seattle. I have a wonderful husband Mark and 2 cute Jack Russells – Ringo and Sammy. I love walking, yoga and a positive mind set 😊


Parents, if your student that is starting 3rd grade this fall is your oldest, be aware that it will be a big step up in learning! Please prepare your student by reading with your student or having your student read daily this summer, explain word meanings they do not know to them and encourage them to ask you about words they do not know the meaning of. This is one fantastic way to increase comprehension – the more words your student understands, the greater their comprehension and ability to write becomes. It’s hard to write with a limited vocabulary!


 For math, please have your student work on their multiplication and division facts 1 – 10. We will be doing math fluency timings and the more automatic they can do the multiplication the better they will do in math. It will also help speed up the time they spend on homework as they won’t have to stop and figure out the multiplication before they can go on with the rest of the problem.


 I hope you all have a fantastic, family fun-filled summer vacation! See you in the fall 😊




Kathy Milburn 

3rd Grade TES


PS – The yellow workbook your student received on Move-Up Day is optional. Completion and turned in during the first week of school earns eating lunch in the classroom. More importantly, please practice reading/vocabulary and multiplication to prepare for the fall 😊