Monday, July 14, 2014

Back to School: Top 5 Teacher Must Haves

Good Morning! As many of you know, back to school season is upon us! I can't believe that I only have 2 more weeks of Summer left. My Summer will be over before I know it because my calendar is PACKED over the next 14 days: trip to IKEA today, benefits meeting Tuesday, GA Aquarium Wednesday, little brother leaves Thursday, vet appointment Friday, then leaving for my 1 year anniversary trip next Tuesday morning and will not be back until the Friday before I go back to school! WOW! I guess I need to get busy getting everything ready for my classroom.

Today I wanted to do a quick little post about some of my favorite classroom must haves. Today's post will focus teacher must haves. I really thing I like back to school shopping more as a teacher than I did as a child; that says a lot since B2S shopping was one of my FAVORITE things as a kid! Let's go!


1. Brother HL Monochrome Printer
This is one of my favorite B2S products. I bought mine last year and I'm still using the 1st toner cartridge! If you watch the sales paper you can find these anywhere from $69+
The best things about this printer: it only prints black and white, so you won't waste a ton of money of useless color printing. It is super cheap. . It will last for a long time! The toner can be bought on Amazon for less than $15

2. Mr. Sketch Scented Markers

Who doesn't love Mr. Sketch Scented Markers? I use these EVERYDAY in my classroom for making anchor charts, decorating, or just because I want to add some pretty colors to my meeting notes.

3. Comfy Teacher Shoes

We all know how long we are on our feet during the typical school day, but we also know that during the first few days of school we are on our feet even more! I can't live without comfortable shoes, but they have to be "professional" and it seems like those are hard to find. Well, I came across these babies last year and I fell in love the second my feet where in them.  Shh.... don't tell anyone they are Crocs! 

4. A Go To Teacher Bag
I love my Thirty One Organizing Utility Tote! It's the perfect size to  carry all the paperwork, lessons, binders, etc. that I need to bring to and from school each day. I've used mine for 3 years now and it's still in Tip-Top condition; when I say used for 3 years I mean it! This baby has been back and forth, from home to school, school to home, home to Starbucks, and sooo many other places! I don't know what I would do without my bag. 

5. Something to Keep You Organized


Don't rely on technology to be there for you everyday, at some point, it's going to stop working, you're going to leave your laptop at home, or even worse... your beloved laptop will die and you will lose all those lessons you have been working so hard on. Make sure that you keep some type of paper record of your lessons for the week, important student information, grades, etc. 
I always keep a paper lesson plan book to write myself quick notes about my lesson for the week, important dates to remember, etc. I'm also a HUGE fan of keep data binders, teacher binders, and lesson plan binders. I keep a binder with me at ALL times and it serves as a great place for my to keep non-digital records or everything that's happening in my classroom and the school. 

Well there you have it! My top 5 Teacher Must Haves! What are some of your classroom must haves for the beginning of the year? Leave a link or link up below

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