Here is what teachers are asking fifth-graders at Cardinal Forest Elementary School in Springfield to bring with them this year. Other schools have similar lists, though they vary by grade. The items were purchased -- many at sale prices -- at a Target in Reston.

* 10 No. 2 pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils) -- 99 cents.

* One large eraser -- 20 cents.

* One package wide-ruled notebook paper (200 count) -- 67 cents.

* One zippered pencil pouch -- $1.49.

* One medium pair of scissors, seven inches, with sharp points -- $1.94.

* One ruler, with standard and metric measurements -- 20 cents.

* Two black felt-tip pens, with fine or medium points -- $1.65.

* One box 24-count crayons -- 33 cents.

* One box eight- or 10-count thin washable colored markers -- 78 cents.

* One box eight- or 10-count thick washable colored markers -- 78 cents.

* One package of 24 colored pencils -- $1.49.

* One yellow highlighter -- 99 cents.

* One package of blue ballpoint pens -- $1.29.

* One package of black ballpoint pens -- $1.29.

* One large box of tissues -- $1.25.

* Six solid-color report folders with pockets (no designs or pictures on the covers) -- 72 cents.

* Two marble composition books -- $1.18.

* Two single-subject spiral notebooks (no multiple-subject or large spiral notebooks) -- 66 cents.

* One four-ounce bottle of Elmer's glue -- 19 cents.

* One glue stick -- $1.54.

* Three packages of three-inch Post-it notes -- $4.49.

Total cost of supplies, including tax -- $25.21