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TEacher Accessories & Items
Here is a list of things of school supplies and teacher supplies that are commonly needed whether you are teaching in person or a virtual classroom. Let’s look at all the cool teacher school supplies!
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CLASSROOM SUPPLIES FOR TEACHERS
1. Dry Erase Markers for the Teacher
Pack of Dry Erase Markers – Or more like TEN packs! The supply closet never has enough and you will want to start the year out with a fresh stash!
2. Hand Pointers Come in Handy
Hand Pointers – They are fun! Be sure to label them so they do not walk off.
3. Giant Dice for the Win
Giant Roll Dice – I used these with test prep. Write the questions on the dice. Roll and answer. You can use them with prompts too!
4. Magnetic Pocket Pouches are a Teachers Best Friend
Magnetic Pocket Pouches – Stick these to the board, the back of your door, or to the sides of desks. They are great for odds and ends.
5. Teacher Desk Caddy
Desk Caddies – Do your kids work in groups or teams? These stacking caddies are a good way to portion resources to a group.
6. Toss a Pom Pom
Large Pom-Poms – Toss pom-poms to kids in a pop quiz. Ask them a question. The person who receives the ball, answers and then passes it back.
TEACHER HACKS AND ORGANIZATION IDEAS
- Hand Sanitizer – This is genius! Using hand sanitizer bottles as restroom passes! Your students’ hands will be clean when they return from the restroom.
- Pom-Poms – Glue a pom-pom to the lids of your dry erase markers – you won’t have to hunt for an eraser again! (It works great for students, too!)
- Plastic File Crates – Need some instant storage in your classroom? Purchase some plastic file crates and zip tie them together to create a cubby wall, perfect for backpacks and lunches or as a place to keep papers that need to go home.
- Toilet Paper Tubes – Reuse toilet paper tubes and create a handy way to display worksheets so your students can just grab them as needed.
More Genius Teacher Ideas
- Ribbon Bookmarks – Tape a piece of ribbon to the inside back cover of each child’s notebook. That way, she can quickly and easily find her spot next time she uses the notebook. via Miss Giraffe’s Class.
- Hanging Shoe Organizer – Use the space on the back of your door to store classroom supplies!
- Busy Bags – Hang busy bags (independent learning bags) from a towel rack using just binder clips and binder rings. I love how all the pieces stay together, and the students can easily access them. via Small Potatoes
MORE THINGS TEACHERS NEED
7. Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot – This is a great tool for the classroom — or for teaching at home! It will give you weather updates, play music, generate random numbers, and even provide translation services to help your ELL students. via We Are Teachers
8. Essential Oil Diffuser
10. Conversation Cubes Help Teachers
Conversation Cubes – These are fun to use in the classroom, especially at the beginning of the school year. They are a great way to help students get to know one another and form friendships. via Teacher Funder
11. Yay for Duct Tape
VIRTUAL TEACHING SUPPLIES
12. Folding White Board
DIY Folding White Board – Need an inexpensive, portable whiteboard that you can use to teach anywhere? You can easily make this tri-fold whiteboard in fifteen minutes – for just $15!
13. Mini White Board for Teacher
Mini Whiteboard – If you don’t want to make your own whiteboard, this mini whiteboard is perfect for teaching online. Virtual teachers have found that students have an easier time seeing this small board that can be held up in front of a webcam versus a bigger wall-hanging board that’s further away. via We Are Teachers
14. Digital Rewards for Students
15. Teacher Webcam
Webcam – A good webcam is essential for teaching online. If your laptop or personal computer already has a decent webcam, you might still consider purchasing one to show books or model writing. via Elementary Antics
16. Noise Canceling Headphones
Noise-canceling Headphones – These headphones will allow you to hear your students, despite any distractions around you. Also, this pair comes with a built-in microphone, so your students will be able to hear everything you say. via We Are Teachers
17. Magnetic Pocket Chart for Teacher
Magnetic Pocket Chart – Pocket charts are so useful for teachers at the primary level. They make a colorful background for videos, and you can use them to display vocabulary, flashcards, visuals, or math fact cards. via Teacher Funder
Classroom Teachers: What supplies would you add to this list?
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