If I had to draw one generalization about teachers, it would be that teachers love school supplies. Right up ’til now, I am thrilled by walking down the school supply aisle in supermarkets and shops. I have created a list of my favorite teacher supplies, all valued under $20. These are supplies that I find helpful in my classroom, alongside some good ideas on how to use them. For your convenience, most of the supplies are associated with a link to pick them up directly at our store.
I have evaluated each supply with its need in my classroom.
*One Star = Convenient but not “must-have”
**Two Star = Ideal to have
***Three Star = Purchase NOW!
1. POSTER BOARD***
Never purchase a chart paper again. Poster board last longer, look more pleasant, and are WAY more affordable. Make your own anchor charts by utilizing your projector to trace.
2. STICKY POST-IT NOTES*
Post-it notes are somewhat guaranteed, however, I need to challenge traditional post-it note thought. Have you attempted the full-back sticky? These are ideal for labeling things and sticking to the walls, and they won’t lose their “sticky” following a moist end of the week with the air off.
Check these amazing sticky post-it notes here.
3. REWARD STICKERS**
I cherished utilizing stickers for acclaim inside the classroom. I realize it sounds so messy, yet let me advise you, even center students cherished it! As they worked in gatherings, exclusively, on the warm-up, and so forth, I would course and stamp pages. At times it would be for the correct answer, and some of the time it would be for the individuals who were buckling down. You would be stunned at how students would request the stickers and rush to call out on the off chance that they got missed. Stickers are must-have teacher supplies!
Check these amazing behavior stickers here.
4. DRY ERASE MARKERS***
Erase markers are never enough. If you have PTA cash or such school reserves, I would suggest spending it on markers. I kept a few boxes for my utilization on the whiteboard and afterward used the rest of the student whiteboard use. As a teacher, I adored utilizing student whiteboards to formatively assess, mess around, and when all is said in done, simply make practice somewhat more intuitive. Update: don’t go off-brand. Exhibition markers don’t stain and wipe off clean.
5. MR. SKETCH SCENTED MARKERS***
These are my #1 markers! If you make anchor charts and haven’t utilized them, you will begin to fall in love. In addition to the fact that they have an extraordinary chisel tip, they also come in incredible colors. They don’t spill through the page either. I hold these markers safely secured because I love them so much!
This convenient dandy Paper Stapler is my top pick. It has endured through everyday misuse by school students for a very long time. It opens up with ease to punch into bulletin boards and is less likely to jam than others. It makes a beautiful noisy pop when it staples, which gives some entertainment to new clients.
Clipboards are the ideal teacher supply-cheap and with various uses. I generally adored having one that held my grade sheets and seating charts on my desk. You can use wall space by hanging them around the room. Update: dry erase clipboards are currently my top choice! This class set has held up perfectly for a very long time.
8. COLORED CARD STOCK***
Another most loved thing that is extraordinary to have close by is colored card stock. It’s so flexible thus ideal to have an additional pack or two. I use them for task cards, classroom board cards, I Can Statements, letters and banners, enrichments, dividers in my covers, and all in all, to brighten things up.
9. BINDER CLIPS**
I have just shared my adoration for binder clips in my Teacher Organization post, however, I wouldn’t do justice if I didn’t include them here too. These clips are amazing to hang banners on the wall, and they make clipping 150+ papers together with a breeze. Try not to waste any cash on paper clips!
My sister acquainted me with the significance of magnets. These magnets altered the way my classroom runs. I love to stick self-adhesive magnetic coins to the back of flashcards and sentence strips. It’s easy and fun to put them up on the white board, then take them down and save for later use.
11. COMMAND HOOKS*
I mentioned utilizing wall space to hang clipboards, and this wouldn’t be realizable without the joy of command hooks. I additionally utilized the giant hooks to make a spot to hang my purse and scarves inside my cabinets. You can utilize them to hang task cards or some other ringed thing.
12. EZ GRADER*
I taught math and loved the EZ Grader.
Indeed, you can utilize your telephone, yet that is one approach to deplete its battery. I love having a little clock up close to the document camera to keep students on track and class moving along rapidly. Extra points if the clock can also attach to my lanyard.
As the year starts, I purchase a box of gallon-size and sandwich-size bags. You will be astonished at how often you use them and how happy you are to have them available. I utilized them frequently for keeping card sets together.
15. PLASTIC BINS**
I adored utilizing plastic caddies in my classroom. I utilized them for group supply boxes, to hold classroom supplies, and to hold my own supplies. I thoroughly suggest the ones with locking lids! I realize they are pricier, yet at any rate for ones that are handled by students, this is a must!
16. DISINFECTANT WIPES*
Disinfectant wipes, a must-have requirement. Who knows when disinfectant wipes will be back in stock reliably? In the event that you are looking for another option, you can utilize old-style cleaner and microfiber materials or a UV purifying wand.
17. MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENER*
My sincere opinion is that all-electric pencil sharpeners are useless. I know, probably a bit rough. Nonetheless, my thinking is this for $8.00 a piece, I can purchase four manual pencil sharpeners at the cost of a decent electric one. Manual sharpeners are quieter and can be set anyplace in the room. They require some work on the students’ part, making sharpening their pencils not quite as much fun.
18. GLUE DOTS*
I love stick spots for labeling things. It’s considerably less untidy and tougher than tape. A perfect second to stick dots is a glue gun particularly if your walls are concrete.
19. SCOTCH EXPRESSIONS TAPE AND WASHI TAPE***
Jazz up your whiteboard and different things around the room with colored tape. I utilized it to make a planning board and to keep my statement wall coordinated. Update: washi tape is a must-have requirement for keeping a Chrome Cart coordinated.
20. SOFT DICE*
Dice are a great device to have in the classroom. Not only would you be able to utilize them while showing probability and statistics, yet you can utilize them to approach students, practice speedy math, and spice up a worksheet. Furthermore, they are quiet.