Classroom Supplies I Can’t Live Without

It’s officially time to start thinking about heading back to school.  I know you may not be ready, but I also know that you can’t help but think about it.  The school supplies are out in the stores, and they are just staring at us every time we go.  I am proud to say that I have not purchased a single item, yet.  I’m holding strong…until next week.
I wanted to share some of the classroom supplies that I can’t live without.  These are items that I find myself buying every school year.  Maybe this will help when you are ready to start buying.  You’ll have some ideas of what you might need this year.
{This post contains referral links, but I would never recommend products that I do not truly love.}
1.  Mr. Sketch Markers are my absolute favorite markers.  They are perfect for anchor charts.  One packet will last me the entire year.
 (Click on any of the pictures to purchase.)
2.  Crayola Crayons – This one is kind of a no-brainer, but they are definitely a necessity that I buy EVERY single year.  I always stock up while they are cheap at Walmart.  This way, I do not need to buy new crayons in December when ours are lost and broken.  I can also pull out a new box anytime I need one, because in all honesty, I’m a sucker for a brand new crayon. 

3. Laminator & Laminating Pouches – I use my laminator all.the.time!  I purchased this one a couple years ago, and it’s still going strong.  I buy my laminating sheets from SAMS in bulk.
4. A Good Pencil Sharpener – I have gone through SO many pencil sharpeners, but I finally found one that I love.  This X-Acto Teacher Pro sharpener is my favorite!  It sharpens the perfect point, and I love that light that comes on when the pencil is ready.

5. Stickers – I LOVE cute stickers!  I usually just stock up at Dollar Tree.
6. Astrobrights Paper – I’m kind of a paper hoarder!  I LOVE beautiful colored paper.

7. Coffee – This may not be a necessity for you, but it definitely is for me!  I purchased this adorable mug from Bound to Be Loved on Etsy last year.  I love it!

8. Sharpies – I truly love Sharpies of all kinds and colors.
9. 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs – I use so many of these.  I stock up at Walmart when they are super cheap.  They are great for writing folders, my Comprehension Notebooks, Poetry folders, homework folders, etc.
10. Primary Writing Journals – I put these on our school supply lists, but sometimes they are hard to find.  I always buy some to have for those that cannot find them.  They are perfect because they have writing lines and a space to draw.
11. Post-It Notes and other notepads – I love cute notepads and colorful Post-It Notes. 

12. Personal necessities – Mints, lotion, chap stick, snacks, Band-aids, etc. 
I also always have a sweater on the back of my chair for those days when the air conditioning is on too high, or the heat doesn’t come on soon enough in the winter. 
13. Thank you Notes & Blank Notecards – I always have a stash of Thank-You notes as well as blank notecards.  You never know when you will need one quickly.
What classroom supplies do you find yourself buying every year?

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  1. Wow! I have the same list!! Do you know about the paintbrush sharpies? They are AMAZING!! And I use the composition journals but I didn't know there were primary journals!! Thanks for the tip!

  2. yes to everything!! But I have grown a love for smelly stickers! I used to love them as a kid, so I got a pack off amazon, and the kids go CRAZY for them! I only use them on "tests" to make them extra special. Which reminds me…. better go stock up again!

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