Teachers’ Picks: A+ Supplies
Five cool items for your supply list
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
“So often, I’m reading something, and I want to not only highlight but also quickly jot down a thought,” says RhoLynda Hamm, a first-grade teacher in Maryland. “These pen/highlighters let me accomplish that without needing a bunch of extra pens by my side!”
Indiana K–6 teacher Leann Parrish loves using this bulletin board “as a positive/negative character trait of the week or month combination.” As for her students: “They like the pictures and the fact that the traits are described in a way they can easily understand.”
Fourth-grade teacher Becky Dingsor-Forero of New York City used “dozens of Post-its” before trying the ceramic Never-Ending Notepad. Now, “I have the satisfaction of checking off or even erasing items, but it’s much sturdier and easier to keep track of—plus, it looks cute on my desk!”
This thoughtfully designed planner is packed full of inspirational quotes, organizing lists, and tips for de-stressing. Florida middle-school media specialist Mitzi Mack was drawn to the planner’s helpful goal-setting features, along with its beautiful, “calming” blue-green color scheme.
This product was created by a teacher, and reviewer Juan Gonzalez could tell. “I use timers in my classroom, and the buzz or countdown does create some anxiety,” he says. His third graders agree the Soft Glow timer is much better.
Photos: Adam Chinitz