Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rockin' Resources & 5 Teacher Must Haves

I am so new to the teacher blog scene, that it is almost overwhelming the number of blogs that have so much information and ideas!

As a teacher, it really warms my heart to see all of the other teachers blogging and freely giving out their ideas for many items that can be used in the classroom. Some of the items may be obvious...and then some are so out there and it is amazing how anyone thought of the uses that can created.

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 I decided that I needed to link up with some of these teacher blogs that I have been stalking following for a little while and give back to some of the newer teachers that are coming into the field. So...I am linking up with Teacher Idea Factory for the Rockin' Resources and also Life is Sweet in Kindergarten for her Top 5 Teacher Must Haves...since they are so similar...ok they are basically the same thing. are my 5 things:

  1. My Hot Green Tea....some people have their coffee...mine happens to be green tea...ok...technically this isn't a classroom item....but I am not functional without my hot green tea in the morning. Whether I use my lovely Keurig or my cute little kettle....I use Bigelow Green tea to brew my life sustaining beverage every morning.
  2. Expo Markers.....they are another of my "must haves" for my classroom. It is just so much fun to have the different colors....especially when trying to make a point.
  3. My laptop....probably not int he way you think....I only have 3 computers in my classroom...and...well...with 10 - 12 Gifted/Talented students on any given day....that is not nearly enough! So...they also use my laptop.
  4. The SmartBoard.....Oh the wonders of that thing....I don't think I could make it without one.
  5. My trusty little CD player and classical music CDs. Got to have all that soul calming music when we are doing certain things...and then when it is time for the artists to come out....we put on some music that is a little more..shall we
Actually there are several more things that I can't live without....But one of the biggest is....and all of you teachers know exactly what I mean when I say.......Dollar Tree is da' bomb!!!!

Until Next Time......Happy Blogging!


  1. Thank you so much for linking up! I am so jealous that you have a SmartBoard. We still get to use overheads . . . notice I am trying to be positive . . . I used the word "get." Hehehehe! Thanks again :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. Well in all the Gifted/Talented teacher...I get to travel to 3 different schools in my district...and I only have a SmartBoard at one of them. At one of the schools...I don't have an overhead or anything...and still have actual "blackboards" that can't be written on because they are'm not sure what they are...just not able to write on them.

      So...please don't be too jealous! :)

  2. Thanks for finding my blog. I just went to the dollar tree yesterday and spent way too much on school supplies than I should have...but as I keep telling my hubby..."Each thing was ONLY a dollar!" Excited to find your blog! I'm your newest follower.

    Adventures in Mrs. Martin’s Room

    1. I just love Dollar Tree...oh right...I already said that in the post! :)

      I can spend way more in there than I should....but like you said...everything is only $1

  3. I agree that Dollar Tree is da' bomb!!! This year they have 1 inch cubes in a package of 50. Great for making dice of all kinds!

    All Things Teachery

    1. I know...those cubes are super fantastic!

  4. Found you through the Newbie Blog Hop and now I'm your newest follower. I'd like to pass along an award to you! Hop over to my blog to claim it! :-)

    K is for Kinderrific

    1. Thank you so much for the award. I will be over to pick it up and get my post done a little later today!

  5. Caffeine is most definitely a classroom item! I couldn't get through the day without my coffee, and green tea is my backup for when I run out of coffee creamer.

    Love the things on your list!

    Coffee for the Teacher

  6. Thank you for the blog award! :)

  7. Hi! I'm your newest follower:) I'm jealous you have 3 computers in your classroom! Love your top 5 resources.

    Kelly Teach

  8. I LOVE me some Dollar Tree! I was just there a couple of days ago and got all kinds of goodies. :)

    Teach On.