My Top 10 Must Haves for Back to School
My Top 10 Must Haves for Back to School: I have always loved Back to School. I love school supplies, I love finding just the right pens and pencils. I think I enjoy it more than my kids. I also love buying things for my classroom and prepping for the beginning of the school year. I have compiled a list of my TOP 10 Must Haves for Back to School in case you might need some fresh ideas!
#1 Must Have
I obviously love to hang things around my classroom and to do this I use a few options…one is my hot glue gun set to the COOL setting, this way it avoids peeling the paint off. The other option is MAVALUS TAPE! It is durable, strong, and leaves NO residue! It costs more (obviously) than masking tape, but it is SO worth it! MAVALUS TAPE ON AMAZON
#2 Must Have
I *love* paper. There, I said it. I love colorful, bright paper. I love lined paper. I even love graph paper. My favorite paper, though, has to be Astrobrights Paper. I use it for everything! I love the look of it against the black background. ASTROBRIGHTS PAPER ON AMAZON
#3 Must Have
My next favorite is Frixion Erasable Markers. I cannot live without them. OK, that sounds dramatic. But I love them and use them for everything at school! FRIXION MARKERS ON AMAZON
#4 Must Have
Not to sound redundant, but the markers can’t be a must have without the erasable pens! I have issues when I am writing fast on forms and any other documentation we are forced to do as teachers. I write fast and make mistakes even faster! The pens are a savior. They erase with no residue and save me time from having to copy things over and over! (they have erasable highlighters, but who’s keeping score??) FRIXION ERASABLE PENS
#5 Must Have
A laminator is a must, at least for me. I’ve had the same laminator for 4 years now and I still love it! It’s called a Purple Cow…it’s awesome. PURPLE COW LAMINATOR ON AMAZON
#6 Must Have
I print A LOT. I need a reliable, fast printer. I recently joined HP Instant Ink and needed an approved HP printer. There are many that are less expensive, but I needed a “big daddy” printer! lol HP 8720 PRINTER ON AMAZON
I use my printer with HP Instant Ink. It is phenomenal. I pay $10 a month for 300 pages and I never have to buy ink cartridges. You can get a free month using with my: REFERRAL CODE HERE .
#7 Must Have
The Erin Condren Lesson Planner is one of my favs. I’ve used one the last couple of years and haven’t regretted it! If you’d like me to send you a $10 coupon, email me =) You can see them on the Erin Condren Website.
#8 Must Have
A Circle Punch for crafts and back to school. I have them from 1/2 inch up to 3 inch. I use them to cut out kids’ pictures, pieces for crafts, and so much more. The ones I have are mostly Fishers and they hold up very well! CIRCLE PUNCH ON AMAZON
#9 Must Have
Who doesn’t love a good anchor chart? Here’s one of my favorites, it’s by Top Notch and comes with a polka dot border in blue, green, red, or black. CHART PAPER ON AMAZON
#10 Must Have
A great teacher bag is a MUST. Last year I purchased a Better Life Bags Nicole bag and I am still in love with it. It’s the perfect size to hold all my junk along with my laptop. The bags support a great cause and are entirely customizable. BETTER LIFE BAGS
I hope this will give you some ideas of things you can use at the beginning of the year! Let me know what’s on your list!!