Before I begin the topic this week, I need to announce the winner of my Attention Grabbers pack. I used the random generator and the winner is... Oh' Boy Fourth Grade! Congratulations!! I will be emailing you tomorrow.
The topic this week is "Can't Live Without". What resources, products or teaching tools can you not live without in your classroom? There are several items in my classroom that I can not live without. So let's get started...
#1 Flair Pens: I use them for almost everything. I color-code my lesson plans, grade papers, write notes to parents and even label student supplies with Flair pens.
#2 Scento Markers: I enjoy writing on student papers with Scentos. The best part is when they walk to their mailbox smelling their paper. No matter what I wrote on the paper... they still walk off smiling. :)
#3 Lunch Pictures: I know I have posted about these lunch pictures before, but I can't tell you how much it helps with my morning routine. It sets the tone for the day when all students know exactly what is expected as soon as they arrive into the classroom.
#5 Document Camera: If you don't have a document camera, you need to get one. I model writing on it daily. I also use it for modeling with math manipulatives.
#6 Vera Bradley Identification Wallet: I keep a few dollars, my key-card, my teacher id and my classroom door key all in this one wallet.
#8 Plastic Document Holders: These are awesome for station work. They are durable and last forever! The clear ones are great because you can put the covers for your in with your station and you can fit them right down in your filing cabinet!
What products can you NOT live without in your classroom. Link up with your "must-haves"!