My favorite part about going back to school is picking up new supplies for myself and my classroom. (Let’s be honest, it’s mostly for myself..) I enjoy setting up centers, arranging the markers in nice bins and I enjoy wishfully thinking that all the markers will have their caps intact when Christmas arrives.
I wanted to share with you some of my absolute favorites – but more importantly: I want to know all about yours! Tell me all about them in the comment section below, I am positive I have room for just a few more items. (Not really, but I will try my best! I can definitely make it work! ;-))
1. Crayola Broad Tip Markers
2. Paper Mate Flair Pens
3. Faber-Castell Jumbo Grip Pencils
4. Pilot Frixion Colors Pens
6. Post-Its & Punch
7. Large Perler Beads
9. Felt Balls
10. Do-A-Dot Paint Sponge Dabbers
Tasks that ask students to find, mark, cross out, color, select, match pairs and so on are perfect for these paint dabbers. If you’ve ever played bingo you know how easy it is to keep track of a sheet where dabbers are marking the numbers out. One example are some printables I use where the students must find the odd one out, and explain why. They mark the ones that can be grouped, and write their reasoning. Super easy and fun! Anything that changes things up are usually welcome in the classroom!
11. Clothes Pins (Bonus-Tip!)