# Lesson 21 Classroom Supplies

• Let’s make a wish list for class supplies.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: School Supplies List

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

work supplies

cost

box of 25 markers

box of 100 crayons

class library

cost

set of 20 books about history

story book (80 to choose from)

special items

cost

a class aquarium, with fish

entertainment

cost

board games (40 to choose from)

interactive computer games (math and reading)

## Activity 1 Make a Wish List

Imagine our class received \$1,000 to spend on school supplies from the given list. How would you spend the money to benefit our classroom the most?

work supplies

cost

box of 25 markers

box of 100 crayons

box of 60 pencils

box of 5,000 pages of printer paper

package of 10 pads of lined paper

box of 50 pieces of construction paper

class library

cost

set of 20 books about history

story book (80 choices)

maps (5 choices: world, continent, North America, U.S. state, U.S. city) ​​​​​​

special items

cost

a class aquarium, with fish

fish food for one month

field trip to the zoo

entertainment

cost

puzzles (30 choices)

board games (40 choices)

interactive computer games

## Problem 1

Make a plan on how to spend the money. You may purchase more than one of the same item. Use estimation or rounding to keep track of the total as you make your selections.

## Problem 2

On your wish list, what is the total cost of the items in each category?

category

cost

supplies

books and maps

puzzles and games

special items

## Problem 3

1. What was the total cost of all your choices?

2. Would you have any money left over? If so, how much?

3. Did you spend too much money? If so, how much?

## Activity 2 What’s on Your List?

1. Share your wish list with another group. Take turns to explain how you made your choices and listen to the choices of the other group.