Fifth-grade students need writing supplies such as crayons, colored pencils, erasers, No. 2 pencils that are not mechanical, and 100-page composition notebooks. A backpack, dictionary, ruler, three-ring binder and pocket folders are also necessary.
Fifth-grade students require writing instruments for both standard classwork and arts projects. These include odorless dry erase markers, erasable blue pens, colored pencils and yellow highlighters. Pencil sharpeners, erasers and pencil pouches are all important as maintenance supplies for the writing instruments. Loose-leaf papers, black and white composition books and index cards are supplies a fifth grade student need to write on. Backpacks cannot be rolling or suitcase types.
Pocket dictionaries and thesauruses, metric rulers, four-function calculators, protractors and scissors are accessories and tools necessary for the student. Paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and bandages are integral for the student's care.
Construction paper, post-it notes, sheet protectors, glue sticks and even Ziploc quart freezer bags may also be required depending on the school. A teacher may still request additional supplies for the fifth-grade student, and consumable supplies like papers must be replenished throughout the year as necessary. All supplies that can be labeled with the child's name must be, with the exclusion of folders.