New Supplies for a New School Year

August 26th, 2009 by TC Bear

There are many things you will find useful to have at the ready in your classroom. Hopefully, your school is well supplied and able to provide you with everything you need. However, that is not always the case.

In a perfect world, you will be supplied with each of the following to begin your year. If not, acquire what you can. Do not be afraid to ask for donations! Everything goes much smoother with the right supplies.

Once you gather your supplies, don’t hesitate in putting them away. Find locations that are convenient and logical. Don’t store all of your supplies in a big box in your closet and think that you will easily be able to access them later. Don’t throw them all into your desk to arrange later. Store and arrange them now in an organized way. The following list will be helpful in getting started. You may need to add to or delete from the list, depending upon your needs.


• lined writing paper (appropriate to grade level)
notepads
• blank drawing paper
• colored construction paper
file folders and pocket folders
• envelopes
• pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, pencil holder
• crayons and colored pencils
• markers and permanent markers
• masking tape and clear tape
• glue sticks and white glue
rulers
• yard or meter stick
• paper clips
• rubber bands
• pushpins, safety pins, and tacks
• scissors
• stapler and staples
• brads
• three-hole punch
• pointer
clipboards
name tags or name plates
calendar
lesson planner and record books
bookmarks
hall passes
• dictionary and thesaurus
brain teasers
incentive charts
stickers
badges and awards
bulletin boards, border trim, and accents
headliners and banners
• chalkboard or dry-erase board
• chalk or dry-erase pens
• overhead transparencies
• overhead projector and projection screen
• first-aid kit
memory album

2 Responses to “New Supplies for a New School Year”

  1. Great list!

    My suggestion would also be a memory stick (if you use a computer or lap top at school.

  2. The blog is very informative.

    Generally everybody feels that teacher’s job is easy but I feel this job is very difficult like making class plan, question papers etc.

    However you can use old plans, question papers which could be in pdf or scanned format (tiff/jpg). You can directly convert by clicking http://www.onlinedocumentconversion.com and edit for fresh use.

    I feel even if you have to pay a little bit it’s worth it, because paid sites are definitely better then unpaid sites.

    Caution!
    Avoid free sites or sites with no after sales support a NO NO.

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