Classroom Essentials

As you prepare for back to school, I thought I would show you some of my "must haves" for the classroom.

Books, Books and More Books!
This display holds our thematic books and teacher read alouds.  

Here is a small portion of some of our library.  I hope to replace these book boxes with some from Really Good Stuff.  Any suggestions?

Storage Containers
The numbered ones are from here.  They are the perfect size for most centers.  The colored boxes are scrapbook boxes that I use to organize some of my math manipulatives as well as to store centers once we've used them.

On top are my students' Grab and Go Boxes.  These numbered boxes keep some of their school supplies such as scissors and glue.  I like that they are portable and can travel with the student anywhere in our room.  On the bottom are our Book Boxes; ice cube buckets.

I can't imagine teaching without it anymore.  My classroom comes equipped with an Elmo and a teacher and student computer.

To make better use of our one student computer, this headphone adapter comes in handy. I was able to turn it into a instant listening center. I numbered the headphones and adapter to keep us organized.

Thanks to Donors Choose and a generous spouse, I have two iPads which my students can use.  I really hope to integrate this tool a lot more into my classroom.

Teacher Created Resources
Teachers are amazing, creative people who know and understand what kids need.  They have become my go to resource when it comes to planning.

They have also inspired me to create for my classroom as well.  This Parent Friendly Common Core resource is one of my favorites.

Our Future  
No classroom is complete without them.  It's amazing how each year I pour my heart and soul into my classroom for them.

What are your "must haves" for the classroom?  

From my classroom to yours,
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  1. Your room looks like heaven on earth with all of those books! Thanks for the sneak peek at your must-haves.

    Those little learners are blessed to be in your class family.


  2. Thanks, Barbara for the compliment. Hope to add a few more books to my collection. You can never have enough.

  3. I am your newest follower! Love your site:) Sure welcome your feedback to my new blog.

  4. I would love to see the common core parent resource you mentioned, but Teachers notebook has been down for a few days. Do you know if it's available any where else? Thanks!

  5. I {love} all of those books! Plus, you have a REAL Pete the Cat...super jealous. ;)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher


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