Are you a teacher and looking for some new school supplies? We know that teachers are always looking for the best ways to organize their classrooms.
Teachers also need to keep up with student motivation and make sure they have loads of arts and craft items. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 23 must-have items for teachers in their classrooms.
Check out our links below to see what each classroom supply is, and why it’s useful.
Organizational Items To Keep Your Class Tidy
1. Amazon Basics File Folders
These are some of the essential teacher supplies. Keep your class information organized and easy to find. These letter-size folders are Available in yellow or other colors. The durable 11-point card stock can expand up to ¾”. They are sturdy, durable, and made from recycled paper.
The folder provides reinforced position tabs for clear labeling. This means you can find the one you need without a problem. The hanging folders are not included.
2. Storex Classroom Caddy
The Storex Caddies are available in a variety of different sizes. The small size has two shelves and is perfect for storing books. Or you can store supplies you need on hand. The large caddy can store up to 25 pounds of materials.
There’s also an option with removable cups that store art & craft items. We like to put notes in these to say good morning to our lovely students.
3. Simple Houseware Desk Organiser
This is a space-saving mesh desk organizer. It has a stylish design and a drawer for your pens. Put it together in your class because you don’t need tools for assembly. It has two side-load letter trays.
There is a tray with three compartments for graded papers or even art supplies. The desk storage is perfect for classroom organization, particularly your desk supplies.
Meanwhile, the letter and file organizer is perfect for holding important notes.
4. Seville Classics Rolling Organiser
Not just for the classroom library, this rolling organizer is perfect for teachers in the power zone. The organizer has five sliding drawers. It offers two levels of storage so you can have all your teaching materials at hand, including activity sheets. There are enough drawers to separate out your materials. You’ll never have a messy classroom again. This rolling caddy has enough space for your student’s information and grades. Another idea is to assign your students a drawer for their work. You can even choose a student to roll it around for you to help with classroom management. This a perfect item for classroom organization.
Planners and Student Motivational Tools
5. The Teacher Plan Book
The teacher plan book is perfect for storing all your lesson plans. It’s made from durable materials. The ruled lines mean you can write straight words that are easy to read. The teacher plan book also has space for writing nine sections of lessons per day. It has a cute pencil on the side so you can write quick notes that don’t cover your plans.
6. House of Doolittle Teachers Planner
The teacher plan book has a cute pink leatherette cover. On top, its embossed lettering says “TEACHER PLANNER” in white. The inside of the planner is on 100% recycled paper. The ink is 100% post-consumer waste recycled and soy ink made in the USA. It also contains pages for attendance records. You can also use this to plan your classroom seating chart.
7. Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp
This stamp set makes grading easy and fun. The stamps are self-inking so you don’t need to dip them in ink after each use. They make over 30,000 stamps so you can mark a lot of papers. The best part is not having to stop for refills like the old-fashioned way. There are eight different designs including motivational words like very god and excellent. It also includes smiley faces and butterflies
8. Color Your Classroom Class Jobs Bulletin Board
This jobs bulletin board set is a great way to engage students in helping around the classroom. The fold and tape design makes it easy for children to put up on their own. There are also fun images like dragons, owls, and even penguins. You only need a few minutes and tape to put them together and get them hung up on your classroom wall space.
9. The Necessities for Classroom Function
The Expo markers are a great way to make your classroom come alive. Every color you can imagine is in this pack of 16 dry-erase whiteboard markers. There is a variety of colors available, even purple and lime green. Making it easy for children to choose the one they want without having to fight over who gets which color first! They work on all non-porous surfaces and wipe away. Just don’t forget to get a board eraser, too!
10. Amazon Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils
These pencils are great for children learning to write. They come in a package of 150. They have real high-quality wood and come pre-sharpened. So, you don’t have to worry about having enough time to sharpen them before class starts. The pencils produce long-lasting, smooth, readable strokes that make them easy for anyone to use or read. They can be used for any aspect of life.
11. X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
Experience precision like never before with the X-ACTO Electric Pencil Sharpener. Designed specifically for the classroom, it features a six-size dial that caters to various pencil types. The XL shavings bin will help you ensure uninterrupted sharpening sessions and eliminate frequent emptying hassles. Thanks to its sleek, black design, it’ll seamlessly blend with all classroom aesthetics. Looking to combine convenience with performance? This is the perfect sharpener to help you do just that!
12. iBayam 8″ Multipurpose Scissors
These scissors are perfect for cutting paper, fabric, and light cardboard. They have an ergonomic handle that is easy to grip in either hand.
The metal blades stay sharp and can cut through many layers of tissue paper or thin cardboard with ease. They are great for precision cuts. They are a great investment because they last a long time.
They are one of the most essential items and excellent for art students.
13. Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks
Elmer Glue Sticks are the best glue sticks for the classroom. Any teacher knows how well they work. They stick to paper, cardboard, foam board, display board, and anything else. They are great for young students because they are washable and photo-safe. They glue without clumps. They dry fast and invisible making them perfect for school projects.
14. Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens
Paper Mate pens are a great option for the classroom and an excellent alternative to colored pencils. You can find them in many bright colors and they come with either fine or medium points to match your needs.
The ink dries fast and they’re water-based. They won’t smudge, bleed through paper, or fade when exposed to sunlight.
They write very smoothly and do not blot. Flair pens are our chosen teacher pens.
15. Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches
These Pouches are the perfect choice for saving all your important classroom documents. The pouch has two sheets to protect your document from tearing. They also protect sheets of paper from markings on both sides.
It’s easy to use with one hand and you can seal the laminated sheets using any laminator.
16. Bostitch Office Heavy Duty 40 Sheet Stapler
This Heavy Duty 40 Sheet Stapler is a staple gun that has No-Jam technology. It eliminates frustrating staple jams our students sometimes cause.
It opens flat for stapling to walls or bulletin boards. The rubber base keeps it from moving. It also keeps your desk mark free.
17. Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad
This easel pad is perfect for sticking up posters around your classroom. The glue will not rip pages or leave sticky stuff on your walls.
The pad includes two sheets of premium self-stick flip chart paper. One side has yellow lines for writing. The other side is plain white. These are useful items for art students.
18. Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
These wipes are the best way to stop covid from spreading around your classroom. You can wipe up any germs that your students could spread.
It comes in a pack of four so you should be set for the first half of the semester.
Engaging books and Games for your Students
19. EMPOWER Your Students: Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience
This book is a must-have for improving your classroom teaching. It teaches you how to design lessons. It engages and empowers your students. You can learn new speaking strategies. The strategies guide your students to become leaders in the school.
20. Design Thinking in the Classroom
This program helps you develop your students’ problem-solving skills. It teaches them to use a five-stage process for this.
21. Learning Resources Answer Buzzers
These buzzers come in many brilliant colors. Your students will love using them to play classroom games. They will help you create engaging lessons. They will help you create engaging lessons. They make four fun sounds for students.
22. Sight Words Bingo
What better way to get your students excited about reading than with a game? This original card game is a must-have for every classroom.
With the Bingo format, children will learn and get some spelling practice of their sight words. It’s engaging and they don’t need to wait for someone else to finish their card set.
23. Niyattn Sight Word Games
If your aim is to foster a love for words and accelerate literacy skills in an interactive way, this game is an indispensable teaching tool. It comprises 520 Dolch Fry Sight Words and 4 playful fly swatters that have been meticulously designed to cover vocabulary from Pre-K to 3rd Grade. As your kiddos swat the words, they’ll effortlessly learn to recognize, read, and understand them!