1. Mr. Sketch Stix
I'm not the best at grading papers right away. In fact, I would consider it a personal flaw. I'm hoping to tackle that issue this year. These markers make it more bearable! They're smelly, have a nice thin tip for writing, and they don't bleed through papers! Good pens make a world of difference. (Any teacher understands this.)
I use velcro a LOT in my room. I attach posters to walls with it, nameplates to desks, or secure anything that needs a little extra securing.
3. Poppin Patterns!
4. A Great Pencil Sharpener
5. Library Pockets
I use these a lot in my classroom. Students place their Star Slips in them, I use them for my library check out system, and I use them as a place to put student's reading schedules in too (so they don't lose them!). I like my library pockets to match my theme. This year I went with more basic solids, since I added more STUFF to the walls. I wanted to balance things out a bit. More on library pockets at another time!
6. Colorful Crates
7. This Storage Cart
8. Crayola Dry Erase Markers
9. Butterfly in a Jar
This product is one I bought this summer for my classroom! It's an electronic butterfly that flies around in the jar when it senses movement. I LOVE this so very much and I'm sure my kiddos will too. Now, of course, I know the risks of putting this item in the classroom. MAJOR distraction. But I'm an animal lover and I needed SOMETHING in my classroom that was bright and vivid (and that I had no chance of killing...) Thankfully..there's also an off button... :D
10. Alphabet Stickers
I used these a lot this year to label items and objects around the classroom. I do like labels but sometimes printed labels aren't practical, given the size and shape of the product. These stickers are great--they come in a HUGE package and the font is adorable!
That's it for now! Stay tuned for other items I enjoy that ARE NOT teaching related! Happy Saturday! :)