You’re back to school, and you’ve already dove into your stash of pencils, paper, and glue. Let’s face it. You’ve probably spent some of your hard earned money on supplies for your students. Don’t fret! It’s time to put your favorite items on your wish list to share with parents, donors (check out #clearthelist on Twitter for a donor movement sweeping the nation), and friends. Stock up on these must-have classroom supplies to put on your wish list.
Dry Erase Markers
Everyone needs Expo Markers in their arsenal. Writing the agenda and lessons on the whiteboard day after day can take a toll on the dry erase marker supply, so these are definitely items you want to keep on hand or on your wish list. Keep some extra markers on hand for students to use on individual lap boards or even on desktops. Have your students illustrate stories or write out work for math problems. Dry erase markers are great tools for you and your students!
It’s not just any pencils you want on your wish list. Ticonderoga pencils stay sharp, last longer, and are perfect for students as they write their cursive letters! Keep these pencils on hand for your young writers in the classroom. Keep your pencils sharp with an electric pencil sharpener.
I always run out of glue sticks! That’s why they are an item always on my wish list. I prefer the disappearing purple glue sticks to use with my students can sometimes get a little messy! Try a full activity like seasonal grams where your students can glue on their insta-ready colored images to construction paper. This is a great project to share with parents and guardians or put on a bulletin board!
Whether it’s for an art class or a classroom project in any content area, your students definitely need Crayola crayons in their supply box. Put these favorite tools on your wish list, and have them all year long.
Adding engaging book titles to your classroom wish list can help your students enjoy reading and keep your shelves fresh and new! Some of my favorite titles to share with my students are Fish in a Tree, a 2015 Global Read Aloud and book about a girl who is just trying to fit in after multiple moves and new schools. For your favorite fourth graders, channel Judy Blume and the classic Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Don’t forget the tearjerker turned movie, Where the Red Fern Grows. Be sure to keep the Kleenex handy!
Books are absolutely the gift that keeps on giving. Share and update your favorite titles to share with your families and donors.
No matter what supplies your students need, you can make sure they are ready by having Who’s Ready? Supply Cards posted and ready to share with your students. They’ll know exactly what they need when they walk into your classroom!
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