5 Vital Classroom Supplies for Teachers You May Overlook

It seems like every year summer goes by in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, it’s September again, and teachers and parents alike are checking off their lengthy school supply lists.

The new school year is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for you to start finding the best in new classroom supplies for teachers.  Even if you’ve been teaching for years, there are always exciting supplies that you can add to your classroom to make the year just a little bit easier. If you want to ensure you’re 100% ready for the fall to begin, follow along below. We’ve rounded up our top 5 classroom supplies for teachers that you may overlook when shopping.

A Classroom Timer

Tick, tock! Every teacher needs an apple on their desk, and we think we may have found the perfect one. When you think of classroom supplies for teachers, you may not immediately jump to this, but a classroom timer is extremely important to maintain productivity. We love Baumgarten’s Apple Timer. It gets the job done while looking adorable.

Baumgarten's Apple Timer

Use it to keep time for classroom games or activities, or for you to work more efficiently. Set it for a certain time to work without distractions until the timer goes off. You’ll be amazed at how much you (and your students!) get done.

Filing Supplies

Ever have stacks of paper on your desk and are not sure what to do with them? Yeah, us too. Some of the most helpful classroom supplies for teachers are organization-focused. We especially love these Ashley Classroom Organizer Snap Poly Folders because you can easily mark what the next steps are for your documents, without having to dig through them one-by-one. More organization means more time to focus on your students.

Ashley Classroom Organizer Snap Poly Folders

No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser

When it comes to back-to-school prep, stopping the spread of germs is essential. Kids love convenience. They are much more likely to use sanitizing products when it’s right in front of them. That’s why no-touch hand soap dispensers are essential to a germ-free school year. Attach these dispensers right by the classroom door to allow for easy use as kids walk in and out. Need a recommendation? The Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System is a great pick.

Mini White Boards

We enjoy classroom supplies for teachers that also benefit students. Make learning fun with Flipside Dry Erase Answer Paddles. Students can write their answer to a question on one side and mark how many they have correct on the other side. Or, split the class up into teams and let the paddle assist in speedy responses, without the other team seeing their answer. They will absolutely enjoy lessons with this interactive classroom game tool.

Flipside Dry Erase Answer Paddles

Construction Paper Storage Box

Need even more storage? A storage box is vital for construction paper and craft projects. Try the Pacon Classroom Keepers Construction Paper Storage Box to store craft paper, assignments, or as a place for students to turn in homework. You’ll thank yourself later.

Now that we’ve shared our essential classroom supplies for teachers, it’s time to get shopping! Explore ReStockIt’s entire selection of classroom supplies today!


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