Back-to-School Favorites {2017 Edition}

Whether you are ready for it or not, the back-to-school season is here. You can’t miss it!  Walking into  stores we are bombarded with reminders of the season. I put together a list of a few of my back-to-school favorites. 

Classroom Favorites

Let’s be honest, our classroom is our home away from home. So, why not make it comfortable and cozy for you and your students. When I say comfortable and cozy, I don’t necessarily mean to go and purchase all new furniture. I just think that having certain supplies will make you more comfortable in your teaching and learning environment.

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Favorite Supplies for the Classroom 2017

  1. Sony Bluetooth Speaker– love this! It connects with my phone and sounds great in the classroom.
  2. Mr. Sketch Markers– these are great for making anchor charts. I let my students use them as a reward.
  3. Chimes– chimes are a great way to get the attention of your students.
  4. Pencil Sharpener– a good sharpener is key. I have had this X-ACTO sharpener for years now!
  5. Student Dry Erase Boards– these are great for a quick check-in with students.

Teacher Favorites

There are a few items that I call teacher favorites. These things make my life as a teacher easier. And when I am happy, I am a better teacher, which benefits my students.

It’s all about cause and effect!

Favorite Supplies for the Teacher 2017


  1. Laptop Messenger Bag– my new favorite bag! It fits my laptop, iPad and many more items!
  2. Klean Kanteen– my go to bottles for coffee and water. They are insulated, sturdy and cute.
  3. Keurig Maker– coffee is a must-have for me. Great for an afternoon pick me up.
  4. Flair Pens– just because everything looks better when written in color!
  5. Converse Shoes– comfy shoes are a must! Check Taylor’s are one of my favorite go-to shoes.

Classroom Resources

I have a few favorite go-to resources for the beginning of the year. These are either packs I can start the year off with, or I get prepped to use throughout the year. Click below to read more about each one.

I have also scoured Pinterest for some fun back-to-school ideas.  Check them out, you may find something that you like!

Follow The Teacher Bag’s board Back-to-School Resources on Pinterest.


There you have it, my list of favorites for the upcoming school year. What are some of your favorites? Share out, I am always looking for new ideas.




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  1. Happy to find a great site for my school!

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