Student Supply List

Desert Academy Class Supply List 2017-18

First of all, be sure you have a USB as it will be needed in MANY classes!

Group 1 ‐ Language and Literature

MYP English
1 composition book
A folder for English work only
1 notebook with dividers
Loose‐leaf paper
Pens and pencils
Planner

HS English & Creative Writing
Notebook, Highlighters, Pen or Pencil & folder

Group 2 ‐ Language Acquisition

Chinese/Mandarin
Fountain Pen
(Recommendations are: Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen Medium Nib; Parker Vector Fountain Pen)
3‐ring binder & lined paper
Folder
Index cards

French & Spanish
Top opening 3 x 5“ memo book
Wire bound notebook, 3 hole punched, 3 subject dividers
Optional: Language dictionary (preferably French/French dictionary when at level 3 and above)

French 1:
Three-ring binder (1 inch), paper and 8 dividers
Two notebooks (cahier de brouillon + cahier de vocabulaire)
Pens (blue, black, green, red) and pencils (colors would be useful), ruler and eraser, highlighters
Ruled index cards (50 cards minimum), wire bound, 3 in. X 5 in.

French 3, 4 & DP with Ms. Duncan
Three-ring binder (1 inch), paper and 8 dividers
Two notebooks (cahier de brouillon + cahier de vocabulaire)
Pens (blue, black, green, red) and pencils (colors would be useful), ruler and eraser, highlighter

French 4
Composition Book (note taking)
1” binder (homework and handouts)
Pens, colored pens, pencil
USB flash drive
Optional: Pocket English/French dictionary

Group 3 ‐ Individuals & Societies

IS 6 (New Mexico History)
Folder
Paper
Pens

IS 7 (World Geography)
1” Binder (for handouts) and paper for notes
Folder for handouts
Pens/pencils/12” ruler
Set of 12 colored pencils (no colored markers, please)
Ultra-fine‐tip Sharpies in 3 colors, including black
A pencil sharpener, a good eraser and white‐out

IS 8 (World Cultures)
Composition Book (for notes)
1” binder (for handouts)
Pens/pencils/highlighters
USB drive

US History & IS 10
College rule notebook paper
3‐ring binder with color dividers
Pens/pencils/highlighters

DP History
College rule notebook paper
3‐ring binder with color dividers
Pens/pencils/highlighters

Philosophy & TOK
Notebook with pockets for handouts, Pen

Group 4 ‐ Sciences

MYP 6 Physical Science, MYP 7 Life Science & MYP 8 Earth Science
Pencils
Colored pencils/thin markers
3 ring binder, 1 to 1.5 inches
Ruled (lined) paper for the binder
Pocket folders (at least 2) for the binder
Scientific calculator

General Physics (9th grade)
Notebook (loose‐leaf or spiral bound)
Composition book – graph (lab)
Access to a Gmail account (for Google Docs/Drive)
Scientific Calculator,
Writing utensils

Chemistry (10th grade)
Lab notebook – composition or other; to be used for Chemistry only Class notebook/binder – can be shared with other classes
Scientific calculator, for example TI‐84
**Strongly encouraged – electronic device to use in class – Chemistry Apps; personal computer
Goggles and lab coats are provided, however many students prefer to buy their own for personal use.

General Biology (11th and 12th grades)
Notebook (loose‐leaf or spiral bound)
Composition book – graph (lab)
Scientific Calculator
Writing utensils
Colored pencils

IB Physics SL (11th grade)
3 Ring Binder
Notebook paper loose‐leaf
Graph paper
Pocket folders for the binder
USA notebook
Scientific Calculator
Writing utensils

IB Biology SL/HL1 (11th grade)
Lab notebook – composition style; to be used for Biology only
Scientific calculator, for example TI‐84
Access to a Gmail account (for Google Docs/Drive)
Class notebook/binder – can be shared with other classes
Colored pencils

IB Chemistry SL
Lab notebook – composition style; to be used for Chemistry only
Scientific calculator, for example TI‐84
Class notebook/binder – can be shared with other classes

IB Biology SL2 (12th grade)
Class notebook/binder – can be shared with other classes
Scientific calculator
4GB or larger USB flash drive or portable USB bus‐powered hard drive
Access to a Gmail account (for Google Docs/Drive)
8GB flash drive
Notebook
Paper
Pencils Pens

Group 5 ‐ Mathematics

MYP1
Pencils
Colored pencils
Graph notebook
Calculator
Ruler
3 ring binder with graph & lined paper

MYP2
1“ binder with 5 dividers, graph and lined paper
College ruled notebook, 1 subject, 100 sheets, FIVE STAR/Mead (11 x 8.5“; MUST be this size!)
Pencils and good erasers
Red correction pens
Ruler (30 cm, 12“), protractor and sturdy compass
Small stapler to keep in backpack

MYP 3
Basic scientific calculator
3‐ring binder with dividers, graph and lined paper
Ruler and compass
Pencils and erasers

MYP 4
Needed on first day: Plastic metric/English 12“ ruler
Protractor
Clipboard for regular‐size paper when working out of your desk or collaborating with others. Mechanical pencils with 0.9 mm size lead and replacement lead
2 or 3 colored pencils (yellow or orange or red) & pencil sharpener
Pen: black or blue ink
Loose‐leaf college ruled paper (about 200 – 300 sheets) contained in a 3‐ring binder, 3/4 to 1“ width Good erasers
Spiral notebook for taking notes and doing homework.

Needed later: graphing calculator (TI‐84+ calculator recommended)

MYP 5
TI‐84+ calculator
3‐ring binder with dividers, graph and lined paper. Ruler and compass
Pencils and erasers

DP Math Studies, SL & HL
Math notebook, ideally a graph paper notebook, available at office supply stores and from Mr. Alei.
3‐ring binder to organize handouts and submitted work would be helpful
Graphing calculator: TI‐84Plus or TI‐nSpire (non‐CAS) recommended
Pencils and erasers
Note: If you borrow a school calculator on a regular basis you may be assessed
a rental fee at the end of the year.

Group 6 ‐ The Arts

Film Studies
Black 3‐ring binder with dividers
Lined loose‐leaf paper
Pencil and pen

Guitar
Small 3‐ring binder with blank paper to put in binder
Pencil

Photography
Two cans of compressed air per semester
Black Sharpie pens – fine or very fine point
Ballpoint pens – black ink – NOT gel pens
Notebook
Anti static/lens cleaning cloths such as those used on eyeglasses
* These items can be purchased at office supply stores like Office Depot, Office Max and Staples; or at Amazon.com; and at Camera and Darkroom or other photo supply stores

Music 6; Theatre 6; Music 7; Public Speaking 7
3‐ring binder; white – 6th grade, blue – 7th grade
Dividers
Pencil and pen
Loose‐leaf lined paper
Film 8; Musical Theatre 8; Speech 8
3‐ring binder, Red – 8th grade
Dividers
Pencil and pen
Loose‐leaf lined paper

Speech and Debate (high school)
Three 8.5 x 14 “ legal pads
Small pack of note cards (any size)
Two different color pens
Spiral bound notebook

Vocal Performance
Black 3‐ring binder
Pencil
Blank paper to put in binder

DP Music
Large 3‐ring binder with dividers
Pencil
Music Paper (with staffs – downloadable for free)
Regular notebook paper

MS Art & HS Art
3″x3″ post it note pads 12
Fine black sharpie markers 12
Small action figure for MS

DP Art
Binder for handouts
pen

Group 8 – MYP Design

Design 6/7 (years 1 & 2)
Google account. Access to Google Drive enables students to work on documents collaboratively and to securely access documents from any computer with an Internet connection.

Design 8 (year 3)
Google account. Access to Google Drive enables students to work on documents collaboratively and to securely access documents from any computer with an Internet connection.

Animation (years 4 & 5)
4GB or larger USB flash drive or portable USB bus‐powered hard drive
Access to a digital still camera with manual image controls. (Smart phones can work as long as student has an app that allows manual control of camera settings)
Google/YouTube account for document access and posting finished work

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