Here’s a list of my Amazon Essentials for the Classroom. This includes items for organization, rewards, and so much more! I’ve personally tested each one of these items in my classroom and have found them helpful.
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These Photo Organizer Containers are what I use to organize my math and grammar games. These are durable and have lasted me four years (and counting) in my classroom!
This Art Bin is what I use for my Surprise Box. This bin has nine drawers that are large enough to store three dino eggs, yet small enough that they’ll fit on top of a desk.
I purchased another variation of the Teacher Toolbox, but it’s no longer available. It’s been in my classroom for eight years! This is the most durable toolbox for organizing teaching supplies.
I love using the desk tray for turning in completed, late, and incomplete work.
This Rainbow Drawer Tower is durable and makes my heart sing! I keep papers, cardstock, printables, and everything inside. You can even grab a second one to organize your materials for teaching in your small groups.
Finally, I use the pencil boxes for my STEM Boxes. I like these because they have a smooth surface so it’s easier to glue the labels on them, and they actually stick!
From sticky hands to squishes and dino eggs, my students LOVE THESE! I give the least expensive rewards more frequently. The more expensive rewards are for students who go above and beyond! I did not include candy as that is something you’ll need to ask permission from the families of your students.
STEM/STEAM Toys & Builders
These are the items I use in my STEM Boxes. They fit inside the boxes, and they last all year long! Plus, I’ve added a few more fun things I like to use like Turtle Eggs. We use these for our Turtle STEAM Activity. I included some of my favorite robotic products like bee bots. These are great for teaching younger students how to code because they are literal. You can also integrate geography and life science with them too!
Fun Stuff for the Classroom
I chose these supplies because they just make my heart happy. I love the doorbell for gaining class attention. We use the microphone for morning meetings and sharing. I haven’t purchased the lights yet, but they will be going inside my new office. I’m really excited about them! The dry erase pockets and holder are seriously a life saver. I love using these!
My Favorite Supplies
These are my favorite supplies that I keep on my desk. The thermometer has lasted us a full two years and it’s still working! The lip balm is perfect whether you’re in a dry climate or if you have recess duty on a cold day. Call me crazy, but the spray fan is an absolute MUST on those hot days when we are running around outside. My hydro flask is incredible too as it stays cold all day long!
Every Day Supplies
This list includes all of my favorite everyday supplies! I picked these because I’ve seen firsthand how they hold up throughout the school year, and there are little details that I like that you may not think of. For instance, I love the purple glue stick because it helps younger students see where they put the glue. The primary writing journal is also a favorite as it has writing lines and a place for illustrations.