30 Back to School Teacher Supplies You Must Have

There are just some things that make teaching so much easier and more fun!

A new school year is upon us, and that means a fresh new set of supplies to start your year! At Have Fun Teaching, we strive to make your job easier and save you money year round. We compiled a list of high quality teacher supplies that will last.

Back to School Supplies to Buy NOW!

1. Scotch Tape Dispenser

This reliable tape dispenser has a weighted base and non-skid pad, making it easier to dispense one-handed. The top-quality blade lasts for years, saving you money in the long run.

2. Sand Timers – 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 3 Minutes, 5 Minutes

These fun and colorful timers will be a fun addition to your classroom as you set a time limit for different activities in your class! These are great for games, cool-down times, and brain breaks! When buying your back to school supplies, you aren’t going to want to forget about these!

3. Professional Paper Cutter

Make precise cuts every time with this top-quality paper cutter! It cuts all different types of paper such as mat board, card stock, plastic sheets, and can even cut up to 10 sheets of 20-pound bond paper. With a limited lifetime warranty and 11 different blade patterns to choose from, this cutter will last you years and save you money in the long-run.

4. Smiling Binder Clips

We all need a little pick-me-up when sorting through our paperwork and grading assignments. Why not get that from a cute, smiling binder clip that holds those papers together?

5. Whiteboard Magnets

These push pin magnets are perfect for displaying your papers on the board without using a bulky magnet that hides part of the page. They’re fun and colorful, and can hold multiple pages at a time without sliding off the board! They come in a reusable box to help you store them in, rather than a resealable bag that could damage the magnets.

6. Reusable Dry Erase Pockets

Create lasting work station activities that you will never have to throw away! By using these pockets, your students can complete their work using a dry erase marker and return the clean sheet of paper to you when they are done! Teachers accumulate a lot of paper in their classrooms, and these pockets will help you to cut down on that.

7. Ticonderoga Pencils

Once you use this top-quality pencil, you will never want to use another pencil again! These pencils write smooth and the are comfortable to hold while writing. The erasers are top of the line to create less marks when you and your little ones make a mistake!

8. Black Pens

The top-selling ballpoint pen in the industry is exactly what you need in your classroom. They are long lasting, saving you money, and their smooth ink makes for great writing. Purchase in bulk and store them in a great place to ensure they last!

9. Purple Pens

Add a little color to your writing with these purple Bic ballpoint pens! These are great for grading papers or just leaving a fun note for yourself or students. The fluid writing will make you want to use these pens year-round. 

10. Emoji Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers

Connect with your students by making your supplies put a smile on their face! Emojis are fun and trendy and will keep you and your students happy. Cleaning your whiteboards shouldn’t have to be bland and boring. Because they are magnetic, you can store them on your whiteboard for easy storage!

11. Lesson Plan Book

Plan out each section of your day to ensure smooth transitions in your classroom. This lesson planning book comes with overview planning sheets and seating plans. Leave instructions for your substitute teachers using the planner. Don’t forget to throw in some Have Fun Teaching worksheets and activities into your plans!

12. Stapler

This Swingline stapler is perfect for teachers who staple papers day in and day out. It is designed to open for you to use on your bulletin boards without breaking in half. Staple up to 20 pages at a time with no jams!

13. Teacher Record Book

Keep track of your important records such as attendance and test scores. Use just one list of student names across several pages to save you from re-writing every time. The size of a standard notebook, this record book will allow you to store a lot of information and has a fun cover!

14. Scissors

These titanium bonded blades stay sharper for longer and are 3 times harder than stainless steel. They’re perfect for cutting any materials you may need in your classroom. Purchase these at the beginning of the year and be set on scissors for a few years!

15. Answer Buzzers

Make studying more fun with these colorful answer buzzers! Engage your students in a “game-show” learning setting, and listen for the distinct sound that goes with each buzzer to clearly identify the winner. You definitely need to add this to your cart of supplies!

16. Guided Reading Strips

For the student that has trouble focusing on one line at a time, these guided reading strips eliminate distraction and strengthens visual skills. These are the perfect tools for children with dyslexia and other reading impairments, and the different colors make them more fun!

17. Polka Dot Clipboards

When picking out your teacher supplies, make sure to add something fun for yourself in the mix. These polka dot clipboards are fun, cute, and bright!

18. Grading Calculator

This E-Z Grader calculator will make grading quizzes and homework a breeze! It scores up to 34 problems wrong on tests, quizzes, or homework with up to 95 total problems. Save time and effort!

19. Post-It Notes

These 4×4 lined Post-It Notes are supplies every teacher needs. Color code your important notes and stick them where you won’t miss them! Share a note with a fellow teacher or put a reminder on a stack of papers. You won’t want to forget these!

20. Crayola Crayons

Crayola Crayons are top-quality crayons you want to have in your classroom. The vibrant colors flow smoothly from the toxic-free crayons and make for great art!

21. Highlighters

Highlight your important information with these vibrant highlighters that will last. These chisel tips provide smear-free ink that will keep your notes looking clean.

22. Reward Stickers

Reward and encourage your students to continue good behavior and work with these fun and bright stickers! Children love stickers, so this is the perfect incentive to motivate your students to keep up the good work. 

23. Hand Sanitizer

As teachers, you will experience many illnesses in your classroom. Keep these travel size sanitizers close by to kill off germs that cause illnesses!

24. Facial Tissues

In addition to the hand sanitizer, it is important to have tissues on hand when dealing with our precious children! Keep these fashionable packs of facial tissues in your pocket, in your purse, or in your desk for easy access!

25. Digital Magnetic Timers

Keep track of time for different activities throughout your day using these digital timers. Store them on your whiteboard for easy access. The alarms are loud and clear, making it easy for you to know when to transition to the next activity. 

26. Sharpie Markers

Every teacher needs Sharpies in their classroom! Permanently label your belongings with these long-lasting markers.

27. Glue Sticks

Set up your art supplies with these Elmer’s Glue Sticks! This glue is washable, smooth, and dries clear, to make your students’ projects mess free!

28. Pencil Sharpener

To go with the best pencils in the world, you need the best pencil sharpener! The blades in this double-hole sharpener are perfect for creating the sharp-tip pencil we all love!

29. Expo Markers

When it comes to writing on your whiteboard, you want the best markers possible to last you all school year. These Expo Markers release bright and vivid ink that is smear proof and provides consistent color quality.

30. Latex Free Eraser

These latex-free erasers are great for children and adults that may have a latex allergy.  While other erasers crumble easily, these do not! Add these to your list of supplies for residue-free erasing!

We hope this list of supplies helps you to get the top quality you deserve in your classroom. Be sure to share this list with your teacher friends to help them get what they need as well! You guys are awesome!


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