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45 Teacher and Classroom Essentials You Need for September

It is getting closer and closer to September and that means one thing for teachers...planning our classrooms for next year! Setting up a classroom for success in September requires careful planning and consideration of various items. Here's a list of 45 must-haves for teachers to create an organised and effective learning environment.

  1. Writing tools (pens, pencils, markers, highlighters)

  2. Whiteboard markers and erasers (though I use microfibre cloths)

  3. Sticky notes in different sizes and colours

  4. Chart paper and easel

  5. Coloured paper and card

  6. Classroom rules and expectations poster

  7. Maps and globes

  8. Calendar and weather charts

  9. Classroom library with a variety of books

  10. Reading corner with comfortable seating

  11. Math manipulatives (counters, base-ten blocks, etc.)

  12. Art supplies (crayons, markers, paints, brushes)

  13. Glue sticks and tape

  14. Classroom mailboxes or folders for student work

  15. Wall clock for time management - ideally non-ticking so it's not distracting for students with sensitive hearing

  16. Classroom rug for gatherings or circle time

Remember, this list is not exhaustive, and it's important to consider the specific needs of your classroom and students. Adapting the environment to support student engagement, organisation, and learning is crucial for a successful start to the school year. Enjoy!

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