School Supplies: What Mokena Elementary Students Will Need

Patch is making a list—and you're checking it twice—of all the supplies your student(s) will need this year at Mokena Elementary School.

With Mokena area schools preparing to open their doors in just about a month's time, school supplies are going to be flying off the shelves. In case you're wondering what exactly little Johnny or little Suzy needs, Patch has compiled a list, according to each school's respective website.


  • A book bag with zipper, no wheels
  • One 8-pack of Washable Crayola Markers (classic colors)
  • Five boxes of Crayola Crayons (16- or 24-pack)
  • One sturdy folder
  • One Elmer's white glue (4-ounce size with orange cap)
  • Eight Elmer's brand glue sticks
  • 24 regular yellow No. 2 pencils with erasers (sharpened)
  • One large box, unscented Kleenex
  • Two packages unscented baby wipes
  • One plastic school box, no larger that 8 x 6 in size (Spacemaker brand preferred.)
  • One pair Fiskar's scissors (metal with rounded tip)
  • One water color paints set (8 color only, Crayola or Prang brand)
  • One roll of paper towels
  • One pink eraser
  • One box of gallon Ziploc bags GIRLS ONLY
  • One box of quart Ziploc bags BOYS ONLY

First Grade

  • One pair of non-marking gym shoes to be kept at school
  • One pair of Fiskar's scissors (metal with pointed tip)
  • 20 regular yellow No. 2 pencils with erasers (sharpened)
  • Two erasers (pink, rubber)
  • Two boxes of 24 regular sized crayons (no florescent)
  • One Elmer's white glue (8-ounces)
  • One large box unscented Kleenex (teacher may request an additional box in January)
  • One box of water color paints (8 color only, Crayola or Prang brand, no florescent)
  • One pair of headphones with 1/8” jack (for computer use, no earbuds, labeled with student's name)
  • One box quart sized Ziploc bags
  • One box gallon sized Ziploc bags
  • One standard plastic school box
  • One book bag (no rollers)
  • One “old” white cotton sock, to be used for Phonics as an eraser (please label)
  • One box of Prang/Crayola white, anti-dust chalk
  • Four pocket folders: One Red, One Blue, One Green, One Yellow (plastic or sturdy)
  • One set Crayola water-washable, broad tip primary color markers (not permanent, no fine line, pastel or florescent)
  • Colored pencils
  • One container Clorox Wipes (unscented)
  • 10 glue sticks
  • One roll paper towels

Second Grade

  • Two Elmer's white school glue (8-ounces)
  • 24 yellow No. 2 pencils with erasers (sharpened)
  • Two boxes of crayons (no larger than 24-count)
  • One pink rubber eraser
  • One pair non-marking gym shoes to be kept at school (lace or Velcro, no platform shoes)
  • One pair of Fiskar's pointed scissors (left handed if needed)
  • Two large boxes of unscented Kleenex (200 count or larger)
  • One school box (no larger than 6 x 8 inches)
  • One set of pencil top eraser caps (no characters)
  • Four sturdy, plain pocket folders (without middle insert for paper)
  • One large book bag (no wheels)
  • One box colored pencils (12 count)
  • one set of washable broad-tip markers (classic colors)
  • Two highlighting markers
  • Four large glue sticks
  • One set of headphones for computer lab (no ear buds)
  • Addition flash cards, through 9+9 (for home use)
  • Subtraction flash cards 0-18 (for home use)
  • Two spiral notebooks (wide rule, 100 page maximum
  • One roll of paper towels
  • Shorts for physical education class GIRLS ONLY
  • One box quart size Hefty One Zip plastic bags GIRLS ONLY
  • One tub of unscented baby wipes GIRLS ONLY
  • One box gallon size Hefty One Zip plastic bags BOYS ONLY
  • One Tub Clorox Wipes BOYS ONLY

Third Grade

  • Six pocket folders (assorted colors)
  • 24 regular No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • Two red checking pens
  • 12-inch ruler with cm and inch markings
  • One box of crayons (48- or 64-count)
  • One Elmer's white glue (8 ounces)
  • One set of water color paints (Crayola brand)
  • Four glue sticks (large)
  • Two large boxes of unscented Kleenex
  • One pad of yellow legal paper (8.5 x 11)
  • One pair of non-marking gym shoes to be kept at school (lace or Velcro, no platform shoes)
  • One black Sharpie marker
  • Two rolls of paper towels
  • One highlighter
  • Multiplication/division flash cards (for home use)
  • One large, zippered plastic pencil case (8.5 x 11 inches, no pencil boxes)
  • Six spiral notebooks (one subject, 70 pages)
  • Book bag with no wheels
  • One set of thin markers
  • One set of thick markers
  • One set of color pencils (12-count box)
  • One pack of 3 x 5 index cards
  • One pencil eraser (pink or white)
  • One pair of Fiskar's scissors, pointed
  • One set of headphones
  • One box of gallon size Ziplock bags
  • One box unscented baby wipes
  • One package of paper plates GIRLS ONLY
  • One package of eraser tops GIRLS ONLY
  • One box quart size Ziploc bags BOYS ONLY
  • One package of lunch bags BOYS ONLY

Additional materials may be requested by individual teachers during the course of the school year. 

Please label all supplies with the student's name and homeroom. The school asks that you check periodically during the year to see if supplies need replenishing.

Be sure to check back later this week, as Patch continues its school supply listings for other schools in Mokena. 


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