What teacher isn’t obsessed with Amazon?? It delivers all you ever could need right away (if you have Prime). Ashley from Teach Create Motivate and I are joining forces to show you our MUST HAVES for your classroom that you can find on Amazon.
Wall Pops aren’t for walls anymore! Stick them to your desks for a more “permanent” whiteboard. Just make sure you take care of them so they don’t peel up. If you want to remove them, just peel them off with no residue.
Nuff said, right? I need an endless supply of expo markers. I think there should be some sort of Expo Marker system like the Insta-Ink from HP. I need a constant supply.
If you need portable whiteboards or want to give your students a template they can reuse, throw the paper into a page protector and you’ve got yourself a whiteboard! I love using these for when we are learning and need clocks, number bonds, place value charts, ten frames, etc.
Tired of hearing all that noise when you play do activities? My oh my, I couldn’t stand the sound of all the dice clacking around (even when I put them in containers). Foam dice are quiet and don’t roll around as much as hard dice. You might just need these for your sanity…
BUT I must say, multi-sided dice are EXTREMELY brilliant. Especially when it comes to fact practice. I love using 8, 10, or 12 sided dice for different games. The Brown Bag Teacher has GREAT ways to use these multi-sided dice.
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I AM A PENCIL SNOB. But mostly because I’ve been sharpening pencils for over 7 years in different pencil sharpeners and the ONLY pencil that ALWAYS sharpens are Ticonderoga. Then when I got the “my first pencils” my life officially changed forever. I love these so much, not only are they are quality Ticonderoga pencils, but they are THICK so they rarely break and tend to write for longer. I usually only have to sharper them once a week!
If you do not own a set of Mr. Sketch markers, are you really a teacher? Kidding. But really, these are a staple. The vibrant colors are great for anchor charts and the have an added scent that makes you and your students happy.
Aren’t whiteboards supposed to erase and be…white?? Erasers never seems to work these days. I can’t stand looking at that dirty board. Christina over at Just Like Van Dyk, shared these whiteboard wipes with me and have changed me forever. At the end of a long week, there’s nothing better than wiping down that board to make it sparkly clean again!
Give me all the Post Its! Any shape or size will do.What do you use Post-Its for? Endless notes? Student check ins? If you don’t use Post-Its for your classroom, you should. Check out this post I did on ways to use Post-Its in the classroom!
If you are an overachieving teacher, you probably print and cut at home. Well, you should add laminate to that too. I adore this Scotch laminator (along with the laminator sheets). It has been a life saver so I can be prepared over night for a lesson without crossing my fingers that the laminator at school will actually be working.
You may need a paper cutter for home too.
I use these as erasers. Simple, cheap, and long lasting! They also work great for dice games. If your dice are too loud or roll all over, throw down a piece of felt and it cuts down the noise and rolling! A package of these will last you quite a while.
Hop on over to Ashley’s post for more ideas!
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