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 25 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.
25 Must-Have School Supplies for Teachers
Organizational Items To Keep Your Class Tidy
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.
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.
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.
Planners and Student Motivational Tools
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Engaging books and Games for your Students
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.
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.