Todays BTBC prompt is: What are your teacher “must have” items you buy at the beginning of each school year?
Hello my name is Caitlin and I have a major school supply addiction. As in, I buy more school supplies than jewelry and shoes combined. [[that's a lot!]] My must-haves are like an entire shopping list so I am going to just talk about my top 5 :)
1. These pens.
They are amazing. They write so smoothly, don't smear (I'm a lefty and I have the true curse of smearing pens, markers, etc.) They are my favorite and pretty much the only pen I ever want to write with.
The bright colorful happy ones from Walmart or Target. I use them for EVERYTHING. Student journals, supplies, professional books, classroom library books (nonfiction, picture books, etc.). At last count I had like 20 crates in my room. Don't judge.
3. Renuzit Air Fresheners.
I teach 5th grade. We have PE at the very beginning of the day. 5th graders smell. :/
We aren't "allowed" to have plug ins ---laaaame--so these bad boys do the trick. People say it makes my room smell like Skittles :)
4. Sharpies. Because, duh.
5. Golf Pencils
I don't know about you, but my students practically eat pencils. Or maybe they actually eat them. I don't know. What I DO know is that we blow through pencils almost as fast as Klennex. Solution: golf pencils. It's amazing how well they can keep track of these little guys...and at least I don't worry about them losing brand new pencils. :)
There you have it..my must haves! :) Can't wait to see what everyone else shares about their faves.