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My Top 5 Teacher Items

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:
Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901)
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.  

Those are my Must Haves.  Link up with Blog Hoppin' to share your must-haves too!

4 comments on "My Top 5 Teacher Items"
  1. I've been thinking about getting myself a laminator. It would be so convenient! I totally agree about the lattes! YUM!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  2. You should definitely get a laminator! I've seen the Scotch one for $21 on amazon.

  3. I need to get a laminator as well! I like your blog so much. Im your newest follower!
    Flying Into First Grade

  4. Ditto on the iced coffee! I have a hard time going a day without one :)

    - Sasha
    The Autism Helper


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