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My top teacher must-haves from Amazon are coming your way! I’m so excited to share these with you because Amazon makes shopping so easy and I love that you can generally get your items pretty quickly! I personally use every single one of these items and repurchase them if I need to! They keep me going in and out of the classroom!
Teacher Daily Must-Haves
After teaching for over 15 years, I’ve gone through so many different kinds of teacher bags, however, I am officially on team backpack! I like that it distributes the weight of your bag evenly on your shoulders. I also love that it gives you the use of both arms to carry extra things because we all know that teachers don’t just carry one bag. I bought this Vera Bradley backpack a couple of years ago on Prime Day and it’s held up incredibly well! Check it out here!
One of the things that help me get my daily water intake is this half gallon water bottle. I fill it up every morning and my goal is to drink half of it by the end of the school day. Then I only have half to finish after school when I have the freedom to use the bathroom. #teacherlife Check it out here!
I take my lunch almost every day and it’s usually leftovers from the night before, so I need a lunchbox that fits my leftover containers. This lunch box is great because it opens up wide at the top and you can fit a lot of snacks on top of your lunch! Check it out here!
Teacher Must-Haves for the Classroom
Flair pens are a teacher’s best friend! I love to grade in these but they’re really great for a desk calendar too! Check them out here!
Ink Joy Gel Pens
So I’ve been a Flair pen girl for many, many years until a coworker gifted me the Papermate Ink Joy gel pens. Now I’ve tried other Ink Joy pens and they don’t compare to the gel. The gel pens are where it’s at. I might even say I like them a little more than Flair pens! But don’t worry…I have plenty of both! Check them out here!
These scissors are life-changing! My thumb gets a huge indention when cutting out all the centers, crafts, laminating, but these have saved my poor thumb! I love them! Check it out here!
This is one of those things no one ever tells you about, but a whistle is great to have on your lanyard for calling your students at recess. Check it out here!
I keep a class list on my clipboard, but I love having the storage space for papers that you need but you don’t want them cluttering your desk or falling out of the clip because there are too many papers. Check it out here!
Laminator & Laminating Pouches
Personal laminators are my favorite…I honestly don’t even use the school laminator anymore unless it’s for a poster. They’re only about $25 and the laminating pouches are so much thicker than school lamination. They usually offer lightning deals for these during Amazon Prime Days. That’s usually when I stock up on pouches. Check out the laminator here and the pouches here!
If I’m going to go through the trouble of laminating it…I want it to be in color! I would consider investing in a printer that uses the HP Instant Ink program. You can get ink for much cheaper and you never run out because they send you ink before your cartridges run out! They no longer sell my HP printer, but I have an Envy and it’s perfect for my needs, so the one I’ve linked is very similar here.
HP Instant Ink
You get a FREE month & I get a FREE month if you sign up using this link
I have the $4.99/month ink plan and it’s absolutely enough for the amount of colored ink I need. The only time I’ve ever gone over is one August, but now I try to plan accordingly and print more in July so I don’t have that problem. Remember that they count your pages not your ink cartridges so I often will print full-color pages!
Teacher Must-Haves for Home
These next two don’t necessarily benefit you at school, but they help you at home while being a busy teacher.
This is probably my #1 purchase on Amazon. It runs while I’m at school, so I come home to vacuum lines!! It saves me so much time! Check it out here!
5 Rack Hook
I have this rack hanging on my closet door, and every Sunday, I pick out my clothes for the week. This makes getting dressed so much easier in the mornings and one less thing I need to think about. Check it out here!
These are by far my favorite Amazon purchases and must-haves as a teacher! Check out my Amazon Store for more of my favorites!