TGFA! Thank goodness for Amazon. As teachers, we don’t have much time to search stores for our classroom needs. If you have Amazon Prime (who doesn’t?!), this post is for you! You can get classroom goodies delivered straight to your door with free shipping.
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We use magnetic letters in my classroom every.single.day. Whether it’s during Word Work in my small group, for sight words, sounding out words, etc…my students are constantly using these. I love the red and blue ones for students to differentiate between vowels and consonants. For example, this is especially helpful when I ask them to build a CVC word, I can remind them that it needs to be BLUE-RED-BLUE.
I used my mini easel every day during small groups. I don’t currently have a picture of it in use, but I loved being able to put magnetic letters on it to model, write on it with dry erase markers, or clip a piece of paper or worksheet to it that I needed to show students. It was so handy. I use to lug my huge easel back to my small group table to model during lessons, but this tiny easel is sooooo much more convenient to have it right on the table!
I always had a Star Student of the week and we would display their poster when it was their turn. Before I start the rotation each year, I always display mine so parents and students can get to know me! 🙂
This is a horrible OLD picture of it, but you get the idea! The kids love decorating and coloring it!
I feel like this is a given for any teacher! A lot of times, I add books to my cart and watch them until the price goes down. If you keep an eye on them for long enough, you will notice that the prices fluctuate and you can grab them cheap!
I know a lot of teachers these days have students bring in their own headphones, which I think is a GREAT idea. But when I needed headphones for my iPads, I ordered these blue Caliphone headphones. They were super durable and easy for the kids to plug in.
I love this thing! It is great for poster board sized things. I also roll up any anchor charts I save every year and label them with a Sharpie once they are rolled up and then add them to this box. It is nice and long to store those BIG things in!
These are great for supplies (think glue, tape, pencils, pens, etc…) on the back of a door.
One year I actually cut one in half and had a Mail Station. My kids loved sending each other “mail.” Especially this one time a little boy sent a CD. LOL! But it was mostly used for our writing station and kids would write letters to each other!
I don’t even know the number of Pocket Charts I own. There are too many to count! I use them for login cards, calendar, graphing, sorting during lessons, and the list goes on! You can never have too many pocket charts as a teacher.
I use binders in my classroom to stay organized. I had a bookshelf full of different binders for quick reference.
I also use binders to make my Blending Boards! Click the picture to learn more!
10. Teaching Easel
I am obsessed with this thing. I actually had a wonderful parent gift this to me one year and it is life changing!! It can store a TON of stuff in the colored bins and makes modeling everything super easy.
I also loved being able to throw up a pocket chart and make sorting easy!
It has magnetic boards so I was able to put magnets on the back of some of my math manipulatives to use when modeling something during whole group, or with magnetic letters to practice sight words.
BONUS: Nalgene Water Bottle
I know this isn’t specifically for the classroom, but if you’re like me- you may be horrible about drinking water throughout the day while teaching. I bought a couple Nalgenes to rotate through my work week and they helped SO much with staying hydrated. I always kept it near me and tried to drink two full bottles a day.
That’s it! I hope you found this list super helpful. If you have something to add, drop a comment and let me know some of your must-haves!