$16.99 for 8.5" x 11".
Designed with teachers in mind, Blue Sky’s planners come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes. “I love the tabs. They make it easy to find plans,” says Rhonda Griswold, a para-educator in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Keep it open on your desk as a great schedule reminder for everyone.
“Kids place letter tiles, tangram pieces, or almost any physical object in front of an iPad for an interactive experience,” says Christy Crawford, a K–6 technology specialist in the Bronx. “Revolutionize spelling practice, inspire artists, conquer tangram puzzles, and practice hand-eye coordination.”
Number Bonds Magnet Set
$16.99/1 large and 4 student bonds.
These magnetic, dry-erase number bonds make math class more engaging, says Zoe Daole, a third-grade teacher in Atlanta. “I stick [the bonds] to the board and have students come up four at a time to show their answers or to ‘compete.’ ”
Double-Sided Tape Applicator
“[The applicator] makes hanging -posters and putting together paper materials so easy,” says Jennifer Wood, who teaches grades 1–3 in Indianapolis. “It’s very user-friendly.”
Gold Apple Post-it Pop-Up Note Dispenser
Keep 3" x 3" Post-its close at hand with this fun, refillable dispenser. The weighted design ensures the dispenser won’t topple over when you grab a note. “A definite plus on a teacher’s desk,” says Mary Rockers, a fourth-grade teacher in McHenry, Illinois.