BIC Xtra-Fun #2
$2.99/8.
“My kids jumped with excitement when I showed them these colorful pencils,” says Laura Santos, a second-grade teacher in Los Altos, California. “Anytime there is something fancy to write with, they never want to stop writing. These will be a great motivator.”

Crayola Dry-Erase Bright Crayons
$4.99/8.
“For primary grades, these are a better choice than dry-erase markers because they don’t dry out,” says Amy Bennett-Rosado, a second-grade teacher in Pomona, California. “My students loved the colors and thought they were easy to erase. I’ll be adding these to my school supply list.”

 

Permission Click
Free.
“Permission Click saves you time,” says Meghan Mayhew, a second-grade teacher in Dover, New Hampshire. “It’s like a digital backpack for students. It’s simple to create an event, have the event approved by administrators, and then distribute to parents or guardians.”

Flex-Phones
$27.50.
“My students liked the flexibility and comfort,” says Shannon Oakes, a fourth-grade teacher in Brandenburg, Kentucky, of these tough-to-break tech tools. “And since the headphones are so easy to clean, they are easier to use in centers where more than one student will be wearing them.”

Lexar JumpDrive S35 USB 3.0
$28.99 for 32GB.
 “This is a great tool for saving the many documents that I create, as well as student work,” says RhoLynda Hamm, a first-grade teacher in Loveville, Maryland. “For intermediate grades, students could use the JumpDrive to create an electronic portfolio.”

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