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Must Have Monday


Freebielicious has a GREAT linky party going on today!  They are sharing their teacher must haves.  I knew right away what items I would list!! 

So, without further ado...

 Must Have #1 is definitely my #1, without a doubt!  I love Expo markers!  Nothing else will touch my whiteboard.  I loathe those cheap ones the school buys.  They erase terribly and leave smears all over my board.  Expo's come in so many pretty colours, too!  I treat myself to the multi-pack twice a year, once in September and once after Christmas.  However, I may have splurged this year, because they came out with a pack with new colours! My heart was soaring.  Can't wait to write out my first day schedule with these babies.  I love the feeling of a fresh Expo marker gliding across the board.  I am seriously obsessed.  #teacherobsession

Item number two is Flair Pens.  If you haven't used these yet, you must be living under a rock.  Again, so many pretty colours. And! They've just released a pack with new shades I had to snag too.  Writing staff meeting notes with these pens makes it a little more fun, don't you think?

Post-It Notes are my next must have.  I have them in every size, shape and colour.  Just a few things I use Post-Its for... student voting, ticket's out the door, brainstorming webs (students write their ideas and stick to the board), literature circles, guided reading.  So many awesome uses.

My final must have is something I'm not sure I could live without.  I've got many of these caddies from Really Good Stuff in my classroom.  I use the colour in the top right - neon blue.  I hate students having cluttered desks.  We keep scissors, glue sticks, markers, pencil crayons and sharpeners in these bins.  When we're working on a task, they grab a bin and bring in to their table group.  It cuts down on the unclaimed supplies rolling about the floor and people cutting their hair or clothing during lessons.  Yeah.... the things we deal with, right?

If you are a blogger with a "must have" item, please share it on your blog and link up with Freebielicious!
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  1. Flair Pens are a must for me too!!! I love them!! Its funny to see over the years what ones you have the most left overs of {since I buy new ones each year lol} I can definitely tell what my favorite color is... PURPLE!!

    - Sami @ Live & Learn: The Seibert Way

    1. My favourite colour is the light blue... I'm always losing it!!

  2. I love, love, love flair pens and can't live without them!! I love the lime green:)
    Are We There Yet?

  3. I completely agree with everyone of your must haves...lol... What a great list.. I absolutely LOVE flair pens and expo markers! All the colors just get me so excited!!!!!

    Tales from a Naturalista Teacha

    1. Love your enthusiasm toward supplies! You sound like a fun person to go BTS shopping with. :)