I realize that I'm a day late but yesterday was a rough day and I came home from school with a migraine (I was only there for 4 hours and students don't start until September! - not a good sign).
Anyways, these are items that have made my life so much better/easier that I wouldn't give them up!
I'm an iced-coffee girl. I have one of these almost every (school) day. I tend switch back and forth between Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. And typing this made me
want need coffee...
Next up is this guy:
I use my laminator AT LEAST once a week. I tend to do a lot of work at home and I'm not always planned ahead as much as I'd like to be so this really comes in handy for those last minute projects. I buy my laminating sheets at Sam's Club (200 for $20). Honestly, I wouldn't mind one of those giant will-laminate-anything laminators but they are thousands of dollars :(
If you are a new teacher, go to either of these sites! I have had an observation or two where I my lesson ideas really weren't clicking. I went to those sites, found exactly what I needed (laminated it) and ended up with awesome evaluations.
Lamps or soft lighting are a must for me. I love being in my room in the morning (before everyone gets there) with the lamps/Christmas lights on. The kids also love it and it creates a calm environment. I have a push pin lamp in my room and white Christmas lights around the room. I think I have to lower them because of fire safety rules.
Finally *drum roll please*
My laptop. Currently I have a dell (mine is green - I had a VERY hard time deciding between the green and pink). Mine is old and starting to act up so I just ordered a new laptop :) I couldn't risk this one dying on me in the middle of grad school.
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