Must Have Teacher/Classroom Items

A Teacher without a Class

I am linking up with A Teacher Without A Class Dollar Days Linky Party.  I have been wanting to post about some of my must have items for the classroom and teaching, so why not focus and dollar must have items, here are my top 5 :)

1. Clothes Pins.  I use these for everything!  They currently hold student work samples and are a part of my AR Wait List.  I have some ideas brewing on how else to use them in the classroom for next year.

2. Post-it-Notes. What teacher doesn't LOVE post-it-notes.  Students use them to annotate their reading,  I use them to keep me organized, and they come in handy to write down those many To Do list.

3. Crazy straws.  I use these for my student's birthdays.  I tape a paper balloon to the top and place them in a cup so I am always ready for student birthdays.

4. Baskets (from the Dollar Store).  I LOVE baskets!  Tiny ones, small ones, big ones, all of them!  They hold my school supplies, books, papers, and junk :)

5. Decor.  I love Target dollar bins and Dollar Tree for their classroom decor!  I have found some cute and useful things through out the year.  Pocket Charts, bulletin board borders, cut outs, bags, and posters.

I am ONLY ONE follower away from 200! :)


  1. Thank you so much for linking up! I never knew you could find those baskets for a dollar! I am such a bad shopper--I don't know where to find deals. Maybe that's why I need to host this linky--to help me find deals! I hope you get your 200th follower soon. Oh wait, I'll log in on my other name, and get it for you!

  2. OK, I did it. I am now your 200th follower. I just love numbers, so when I figured out a way to get you to 200--I just had to do it!

    1. Thank you! Time for aGiveaway!

  3. I love the silly straw idea for birthdays! I always give pencils, but the straws are a great idea.
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  4. We don't have Target in Australia (well... we have a store with the same name but it doesn't have the same merchandise) and I am so jealous. Every time I read about 'dollar bins' I get all sulky! :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep


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