Saturday, July 27, 2013

School Supply Linky Party!

I'm teaming up with Amy at Turtley Loving Teaching to share my favorite back to school supplies with you! No matter what bargains I find during the summer, these are my must have items for the beginning of the school year.

I can't start the year without these top 5 supplies....

1. Pencils - Seriously... what do kids do with them?  I start out the year with what seems like a million pencils which go in community supply boxes on each table.  By November, I feel like I already need to guard the extra supply at all costs!  I'm sure I'm not the only teacher with this problem...

2. Post-its - I am constantly writing notes and to-do lists when I'm at school so post-its are a must have.  We also use them in our reading groups for noting important things in the text while we read.  

3. Mr. Sketch Markers - These are a must for grading papers.  I have one set at school and another for home.  Enough said. :-)  

4. Stikki clips - I always need a box (or several boxes) of these each year when I'm setting up my classroom.  They are the only thing that seems to stick on my walls so I use them everywhere!

5. And last but not least... while it's not technically a school supply, I can't begin the year in August without my fan!!  It is a must have for those hot summer months when you are teaching without air conditioning.  


Glad I could team up with Amy to share my favorites with you!  What are your favorite school supplies?  


  1. My kids must eat pencils all day. I agree, you can never have enough! :)

    Sugar and Spice

  2. I have been having my students use mechanical pencils (those smaller sized ones) for writing time because I can't stand pencils and how they are eaten during the day!! I have never heard of Stikki clips, I think I might have to look into them! The only "supply" that you are missing that I also have to have is a drawer of chocolate!!! My new school has air conditioning, I won't know what to do not teaching where my classroom is 85 degrees by the end of the day!