Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rockin' Resources Linky...Top 5 Teacher Must Haves

I'm linking up with Kelley, from Teacher Idea Factory and Rachelle, from Life is Sweet...In Kindergarten. They are both having linky parties, where everyone can showcase some of the resources we have that we simply cannot do without.

Here are my current Top 5 School Resources
 I Can't Live Without...

Sharpie Flip Chart Markers
They don't bleed through to the next page and they dry instantly. They write smoothly and the colors are bright and pretty.

Target Dollar Spot Bins, Caddies, Paper Trays
I teach three grade levels and I color coordinate. Everything I have is red, yellow, and green. My students know which bin or tray is for them and everything is always organized.

Student Mailboxes
This unit makes it quick and simple to send things home with my students. Everyone has a labeled slot and nothing ever gets misplaced. 

Digital Timer
I cannot live without this timer. Since it's digital, it is so quick and easy to use. I set it for everything! If I didn't, I'd always be late for something.

Mega Magnets
These magnets will hold anything up on my whiteboard. Pocket charts, chart paper, flip charts, big books. They are super strong and well worth the price. This year I bought their best friend, too...Mega  Clips! They are basically the same, but, instead of the hooks, they have clips. I can't wait to use those, too.

What products and resources can you not live without? 
Come and link up, too!


  1. Have I told you how much I love ya lately??!! Thanks oh-so much for linking up friend. Your resources are killer. And, you reminded me . . . I need to put a new set of Sharpie Flip Chart Markers on my B2S shopping list. I wore mine out last year :) Thanks again!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. WHAT??!!??! How have I never seen those Sharpie markers? Where did you get them? BTW love, love, love the other things on your list.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  3. Oh my goodness. I NEED those markers. I always got so frustrated with not having a good marker that wouldn't ruin the next piece of chart paper. Please share where these came from? Thanks :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  4. You should link this up under mine too :)


  5. I've been looking for chart markers and love to know that they don't bleed!! I'm going to get them now! Does anyone know if the Mr. Sketch markers bleed?

  6. I didn't realize that Sharpies had flip chart markers! SCORE! I will be picking those up in my next back to school load along with that digital timer!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. Hey, I just got those Sharpie Chart Markers! Love them.
    I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award.
    stop by my blog and pick it up!
    Jessica ;0)

  8. I LOOOOOVE those magnets! The sheer power of them is fantastic. I have somehow kept my flip chart markers for 2 years now, and they are still going strong.. for the most part. I'm more surprised that I haven't lost any of them yet! I just love markers in general though. They always make me excited! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  9. I sooo need that timer!!! Last week I went to school without my watch - what a disaster of a day that was....
    ✿ Judith
    teaching with J

  10. I've been to Target 6 times to round up a set of those file bins for books (I have 6 different tables the kids sit at) and I'm still missing yellow! I love them too! :)

  11. lori!!! love those hooks...their so bright =)

  12. I totally agree with your must haves...especially the storage bins! :) Just found you, and look forward to following you!


  13. Girl, I am all about those Target Dollar spot bins - they are great for any and everything and they are only a dollar. Definitely a must-have.

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more on your blog!


  14. I teach Pre-K and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Target dollar bin. I have all of those things in EVERY color. I got 20 trays for student mailboxes, the caddies are for the art center, and the file bins are book bins for the library center. I pretty much stocked my whole classroom from there this week. Spent waaaay less than I would have at lakeshore!!

  15. I looooove all those Target bins!! I have a ton and LOVE everything you can do with them. And hold up... THREE grades? I don't know how I didn't know that about you. Your level of awesomeness just went through the roof.

    A Day in First Grade

  16. Hi Lori -
    Great ideas! We all have things we just need to survive and I love seeing what everyone else uses. If you get a chance swing on by my blog - I'm having a simple little giveaway just for today on a craftivity I just made. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  17. I haven't seen the flip chart markers, but now I want them! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Love those magnetic hooks! Where can I find them?!? :~)

    I am your newest follower!


  19. I'm going to find those Mega Magnets! The ones I get always slip down!

    Kinder Journey


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