Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rockin' Resources: Things I Couldn't Live Without

I am linking up with Teacher Idea Factory on her linky party on things I couldn't live without.  Luckily I am sure it has to do with education and I am limited to 5 top items. Because if there was no limit, my list would be endless. 

In no particular order, here are my 5 things I couldn't live without:

Sticky notes! OMG I can't imagine life without them.  I write reminder notes with them, use them in while conferring or during small group, and many other things.  There are so many different ways you can use them.  Right now, Staples have them on sale for $1 for this week.  There is a limit though, only 4 per person.  I had to go to 2 different Staples because I kept wanting more.  I see another trip to Staples for these bad boys in the near future.

This is a resource that every elementary teacher MUST have.  Everything to help you with interactive read aloud.  I love it so much and it is an inexpensive resource.

I can't even tell you how many pack of flair pens I have purchased.  I swear they must have feet because I lose them ALL the time.  No kidding.  I love them and use them to write everything.  It definitely makes my things a lot prettier.

I love clipboards!  I use them everyday in my classroom.  They are great and keeps me organize.  One of the many ways that I use them is for conferring.  I walk around with a clipboard with labels and take notes while conferring with my students.  Then I will just peel off the label and attach it to the student's file.  It is great for whole group activity also during carpet time.  Each student gets a clipboard and can do an activity at the carpet. 

I don't know what I would ever do without TPT.  It has definitely made my life A LOT easier.  I just love the fact that teachers can help each other out while making extra cash also.  I have become a better teacher because of TPT and all the wonderful resources I got from it. 

Now what are your top 5 things you couldn't live without?


  1. I absolutely LOVE post-its of all shapes and sizes and definitely TpT is an amazing resource. :) Became your newest follower!
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    - Vicky

  2. I love your resources!! Flair Pens are one of my favorites & I'd be lost without Teachers Pay Teachers too. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I am with Lisa . . . Flair Pens are to die for. I need a new set this year. Adding it to the list now :) Thanks so much for linking up!!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  4. I love me some Flair pens! They write so well. Thanks for reminding me to get sticky notes! I keep forgetting. Wrote it down on my "What I Still Need" list! Great post.

    Miss A's Kindergarten

  5. I LOVE your top five! The flair pens were on my list too! I can't get enough of the post-its either.

    Kelly Teach

  6. Sally, these are some good ideas! If you have a moment, come and check out my kindergarten blog. :)

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  7. I've given you an award. Stop on by and pick it up:)
    Kelly Teach

  8. I'm going to look into that Interactive Read Alouds! It looks like a great resource!

    Kinder Journey