Scholastic Teacher Coloring Planner
Adult coloring books have had a surge in popularity, so why not a coloring planner? DeShawn Scott, who teaches second grade in Brookings, South Dakota, especially liked the “fun colors,” the folder pocket, and the large boxes for planning.
Scotch Washi Tape
The latest metallics add bling to all your projects! RhoLynda Hamm, a first-grade teacher in Waldorf, Maryland, found the stylish tape helped her organize and quickly spot bins of materials.
Logitech M330 Silent Plus Mouse
Teachers constantly struggle with classroom chatter, but how to silence constant computer clicks? This new quiet mouse may help. Special ed teacher Renae Wilkening, from Carter Lake, Iowa, says it keeps distractions to a minimum.
Yoobi Binder Clips Googly Eyes
Binder clips are certainly useful, but with faces and attachable googly eyes, this adorable version is a must-have (or want!). Kevin Gallagher, a kindergarten teacher in Seattle, had fun using them with his students, who loved handling the cute clips. Gallagher notes that the “fun, bright classroom extra will be the envy of colleagues at staff meetings, too.”
Mr. Sketch Scented Twistable Crayons
Want to “take ordinary tasks and make them exciting”? Katie Daily, who teaches grades 3–5 in Oxford, Wisconsin, offered them as an incentive for spelling activities, and it worked—her students became “obsessed” with the crayons!
Photos: Adam Chinitz