School is starting and teachers all around the world are beginning to get focused back on another 9 months of educating children. While they more than likely really enjoyed their summer break (almost as much as your children), the time has come for them to start preparing for the first day of class! For teachers, there is certain back to school items that they need to plan, prepare and purchase as well. In order to start their school year off on the right foot, being prepared is key! No teacher wants to begin the year feeling as though they are already behind!
Being a teacher requires planning and preparation, so having a few of the must-have back to school items from the list above is a great way for them to feel as though they are ready for that first day of school as well!
Helpful Back to School Items for Teachers
While it may not be the responsibility of the teacher to have pencils stocked and ready, let’s be real…Kids go through pencils like crazy! If you open the drawer of a teacher’s desk, more than likely you’re going to see a ton of extra pencils, because they always like to be prepared.
Teachers love to give writing assignments..the old school way. Not on a computer or tablet but with good old pencil and paper. No child will have the chance to use the “I don’t have any paper” excuse this year, because the teachers of the world are ready!
Caffeine can be a teacher’s best friend, especially at the start of a brand new school year. Part of the fun of drinking coffee is finding a super cute coffee mug to showcase!
Not just any markers, but markers that work specifically with the dry erase board. There isn’t anything as frustrating as being a teacher and not having dry erase markers that show up well on the board. How can students in the back of the room be expected to learn if they can’t see what is being written up on the board?
Depending on the age of the classroom, there may be a lot of runny noses going on all the time! Teachers are always prepared and tend to have a stockpile of Kleenex for the entire year.
Kids aren’t the only ones you get hungry at varying times throughout the day! Teachers do as well. Stocking up on healthy snacks to keep at their desk is an important way for them to find the energy to stay focused and on top of their game during the day.
Teachers always tend to tell students that making mistakes is okay, so having an abundance of erasers to help them is a great way to show them that mistakes can be erased and redone without any issues.
If you’ve ever taken a glance around the classroom at your student’s school, you’ve more than likely seen a ton of different reading books scattered about. Every year, teachers do their best to have other types of learning materials available for students to read if they happen to finish earlier than their peers. Reading books are a great back to school item that teachers stock their classrooms with!
Friendly smile. Last but not least, all teachers start their school year off happy and with a friendly smile. It’s the perfect way to welcome back the students for the start of the school year! Plus, if you as a parent want to brighten that smile a bit, start thinking about the first day of school gift that your child can take and give to them!
What other items do you think teachers should have on their back to school list?