As a teacher and a mom, we all have products we love and use faithfully. Here is a list of products I keep on hand in the classroom and home. Some of the links may be affiliate links and provide TMR with a small commission to continue to bring you encouraging content.
On My Desk
Pilot Frixion pens are erasable and my new favorite tool for providing student feedback.
These large Post-it notes with lines are a must for taking down notes all day and creating to-do lists.
My favorite Teacher Planner comes from The Happy Planner disc bound variety. There are several options with teacher specific covers, but these seasonal products go quickly over the summer. I generally use the regular planner with a pretty cover.
Classroom Decoration Essentials
Over the years I’ve owned several Cricut machines because I always find a reason to upgrade! I’ve created anchor charts, month/day displays, objective displays, bulletin boards, artwork, and so many other projects that help my classroom function. My current machine is the Cricut Explore Air
After upgrading to the Explore I was also introduced to Design Space App. This has been really helpful for designing projects that can be printed or cut on the machine. Even if you don’t have a machine you can still print projects! There is a Font Access Membership that will allow you to find just the right look.
Another great design tool I’ve discovered for all things classroom related is Canva. This is a free website that also offers premium features to digital design templates. Anything from calendars to worksheets to posters. Here is my classroom door with my latest designs from both Cricut and Canva.