Back to School MUST HAVES!

I know it is only July, but I ran up to school this past weekend just to grab something real quick and ending up leaving about two hours later.

Does this happen to anyone else?  Please tell me I'm not the only one!!

Spending that time in my classroom got me thinking about back to school and I started making a list of some items I needed to pick up for the beginning of the year.

I thought it would be fun to make a list of all my Back To School Must Haves!!

1.  Clorox Wipes - I know the custodians clean the room, but I just always feel better after giving everything a good clean with some Clorox wipes.

2.  Pens - The Papermate Ink Joy pens are my favorite because I use them to color code my planner.  I also love the Papermate Flair pens though too!

3.  Labels - I create labels for all my students' notebooks (math, science & social studies, guided reading, poetry).  I also like the small labels for labeling the students' folders, planners, etc.

4.  Ticonderoga Pencils - I ask my students to bring in pencils, but most pencils now really stink to be quite honest.  I buy tons of Ticonderoga ones to use because they sharpen the best and last the longest.  I use the regular yellow ones for my students and then I always purchase some different colored ones for me.  This way I always know which pencils are mine.  :)

5.  Binders - I use binders for my lesson plan book, assessment binder, and KIDS binder.  I also like to keep my TpT products in binders as well.

6.  Post It Notes - I mean.....does this really need an explanation??  I love having a huge variety of them!

7.  Scentos Markers - I love making cute anchor charts with my favorite Scentos markers.  I can't wait for these to hit the stores so I can purchase a few more sets.  I may have a *slight* Scentos obsession and may have even bought a new Thiry-One container just to hold all these babies.  ;)

What are your back to school MUST have items?  Please sound off in the comments below!  I love hearing everyone's ideas.


  1. Love it! And I love how everything is looking here! Gorgeous! xoxoo
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. I love post-it notes and binders. I had Scentos for my kiddos last year, but never used them myself; that is going to change this year!


  3. I am ALL about the Ticonderoga pencils...everything else is JUNK! These babies are life savers in the classroom!