I didn’t have my Activboard at the beginning of last year and I was totally lost. The day my Activboard got moved to my new classroom was a happy day!
(2) My Scotch laminator
I love Post-it notes. I have tons of them. I’m trying to figure out a use for the really big ones they have now but I’m sure I’ll end up getting them.
(5) My Brother P-Touch label maker
This label maker is so easy to use and the labels really stick and look nice.
(6) my bell
I ring this bell when I’m done with a reading group or math group and ready for the groups to change. My kids transition so much better with this than with me telling them to change.
(7) Scholastic News
I got Scholastic News through a DonorsChoose project last year and loved them. They are great ways to teach science and social studies. My students loved them and the technology piece is wonderful. I am excited that I got another project for them funded for this school year!
(8) Ticonderoga pencils
These pencils are the best pencils. They sharpen easily and don’t break as easily as some of the others.
(9) the Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener
I hate sharpening pencils! This pencil sharpener saved me from hours in front of a mechanical pencil sharpener. I wouldn’t let my students use the electric sharpener after going through 3 in one year. They are way to expensive for that! My students could use this one easily and I could turn the sharpening over to them.
(10) Lots and lots of books
I love books and my classroom is filled with them. My students always have plenty to read because I have so many books.
I would love for you to link up. What are your classroom must haves? I can’t wait to see what you love and what I need for my classroom. This linky party will stay active until next Tuesday when I post another topic.
What top ten lists would you like to see?