Wish List

Donations Wish List

If you are traveling to Monteverde this year, we’d appreciate anything you can fit in your suitcase from the list below. Or perhaps you have items–new or good condition used–that we could arrange for a visiting family to pick up from you. Contact us for more detailed information.

Music & Art

  • Music Instruments: Guitars, guitar strings, rhythm instruments, boomwhackers, djembe drums, recorders, marimbas
  • Art Materials (glitter, paints, scissors, construction paper, glue, colored pencils, etc.)

Sports Equipment

  • Baseball helmets, bats, soft-balls, gloves
  • Basketball nets
  • Hockey set
  • High quality soccer balls (sizes #3, #4, and #5)
  • Yoga balls (different sizes)
  • Tennis balls
  • Table tennis balls and paddles
  • Field hockey sticks – 25
  • Weight-lifting equipment

Books

Our wish list at Monteverde Friends School always includes books.

  • Bilingual books (story, text, and math) with different languages on facing pages for grades 1/2
  • Books about Costa Rica for grades 1/2
  • Books by Latin American writers
  • Books in Spanish for all grades and levels
  • Class set of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
  • 5 copies of Ismael
  • Particular text and literature books, movies and DVD’s (please contact us)
  • Non-fiction and historical fiction books for grades 5/6:
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Africa
  • Ancient Middle East (Mesopotamia)
  • Ancient China
  • Ancient India
  • Middle Ages
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Middle East

General

  • Kindergarten materials from the Montessori catalog (contact us for details)
  • Laminating machine
  • Clipboards
  • Chart paper

Technology

  • Calculators
  • Laptops – Chromeboks
  • Color printer
  • MP3 players
  • E-readers
  • Flash drives
  • Tablets (e.g., iPads)

Science

  • Magnifying lenses, microscopes
  • Meter sticks
  • GPS unit
  • UV light (for mineral samples & other)
  • Bathroom type scale (metric preferred)
  • Bow caliper
  • Light spectrometers (basic student models)
  • Flame test kit (or spectrum tubes & power source)
  • Nichrome wires for flame tests
  • Hexanes
  • CPO science motor magnet sets
  • Air humidity meters
  • CPO timer and photogates
  • CPO car and ramp module
  • CPO rollercoaster module
  • CPO gravity drop equipment module
  • Distillation apparatus (esp. the condenser part)
  • 2 burette clamps
  • Calorimeter (basic student model)
  • Decent digital lab thermometers
  • Double pan balance
  • Graduated cylinders:  plastic 10 mL, 25 mL, and 100 mL
  • Ring stands & ring clamps
  • Dropping bottles – glass and plastic
  • Large (more than 20 ml) test tubes (glass or plastic)
  • Hot plate
  • Kim wipes (or equivalent)
  • Filter paper
  • 5mm glass tubing (small quantity)
  • Earth Science DVDs – pretty much any topic
  • Fluorescent mineral samples
  • Fossil collection
  • College level geology book for teacher reference
  • Small telescope or spotting scope
  • 30m metric measuring tape
  • Strobe light or stroboscope
  • Compound bar/bimetallic strip
  • Magnetizer for bar and horseshoe magnets
  • Human skeleton (not a real one!)
  • Compasses
  • Measuring tapes:  5m and 30 m
  • Slinkies:  regular (5) and large (2)
  • Heat conductivity apparatus
  • Thermometers for science classroom (3)

Primaria

  • Small white boards (personal slates)
  • Graphic novels:
    • Dogman
    • Squish
    • Baby Mouse
    • Lunchlady
  • Other books/series:
    • Mercy Watson
    • Tales from Decawoo Dr.
    • Ricky Ricotta
    • Pinky and Rex
    • Fudge
    • Judy Moody
    • Ivy and Bean
  • Unifix cubes
  • Plastic bins/containers

Spanish as a Second Language

  • Books in Spanish for different levels
  • Games such as “Who is?” or memory games