24 More Amazon Must Haves for Your Classroom

24 more amazon must haves for your classroom 00023

Do you use lamps and other types of lighting in your classroom? We use these all the time to review for tests! The buzzers just make learning that much more engaging! I divide my class into two teams or give a buzzer to each table group! We have 2 sets of these twinkle lights and we love them! What teacher doesn’t love a good anchor chart? My issue with the traditional anchor chart paper is that I don’t like the messy paper rips at the top if I choose to pull it off the spiral to hang up in the classroom. I got the idea for this from another teacher at my school.

For Work on Writing, I LOVE these magnetic hooks. Our school doesn’t have anywhere for me to store my teacher’s desk, so we use it for our Work on Writing center. They really help provide a calming environment for my students. One pack is plenty to go around our white board! I had been using Command Hooks to hold our prompts and vocabulary lists, but found these 8 magnetic hooks for $9. I love that they’re portable and sturdy so I don’t have to hear, “THE HOOKS FELL, MS W!!” six times a day during guided reading.

We can’t have candles because the open flame is dangerous (a smart policy, in my humble opinion) and plug-in fresheners give me a headache. I love bins. Tall bins, small bins, clear bins, colored bins – I just love bins! These bins here are ones I bought two years ago to house my mentor texts. I love that they have a latch so that the lid really does stay on! These are great for mentor texts, organizing stations, storing games and activities, and more. I was resigned to having a dingy-smelling classroom until I discovered wax melts! Does that make me weird? No more messy paper mess at the top of those pretty charts with this self adhesive anchor chart paper.