Sunday, April 26, 2015

$100 Teacher Appreciation Giveaway brought to you by I Teach Second Grade!

I have been looking forward to sharing this with you this entire week! I have recently joined the collaborative blog, I Teach Second and we are having a pretty sweet giveaway over there! You will have the chance to win one of four gift cards as seen above! Who wouldn't love some extra Target, Starbucks, Amazon, or TpT Cash? Cha-Ching!

Today we are also sharing some of our favorite teacher must-haves for our classrooms. I love all things that have to do with elementary classrooms, but I definitely do have some favorite classroom accessories!

I have a few classroom items that I use pretty much on a weekly basis! They just make my life a heck of a lot easier and manageable!

I even keep these items in the top drawer of my desk which goes to prove I use them often! Keeping them here was something I thought of last year because I was trying to get more organized and wanted to know where my must-haves were!
This is my number one must-have! They are called "grid-clips" and you can snag them here
I use them to hang all kinds of things, like my classroom decor seen here! These are my paper lanterns. I also use them to hang my anchor charts!
I leave them hanging all year long so that way I can just clip something up easily when I need to do so! They are small and so not a distraction to the kids or me!
My second must-have is my magnet tape! I stock up on this stuff right before school starts so I have it all year long! They sell it in huge rolls like this.
I could write an entire post about the different ways I use magnet tape, but using it to hang my words on my word wall is my favorite! I have an interactive word wall in my classroom. This means, the students are able to take the words off of the wall and bring them to their seats. That is where the magnetic tape is needed!
I also love using popsicle sticks! One way I use them is to keep student names on them. It makes it so much easier to call on students when their names are in a jar! I don't use this every single time I call on students, but it's a fun way to switch things up from time to time. 
Here's the jar I store them in. You can use any kind of cup or mason jar, really! It's so simple to do! 

Don't forget to enter our giveaway over at I Teach Second!

I would love to hear about all of your favorite tools! Sharing ideas makes teaching so much better and more fun! Thanks for stopping by today! 

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