Monday, August 20, 2012

Teacher Week

Sorry I've been lacking on the posts, but being a new teacher is A LOT of work. But, I just had to join in on this linky party. Being a first year teacher, I'll be interested in seeing if my 'must-haves' are the same as some of y'alls.

Ms. K's Must-haves for teaching:

1. Sharpies. 

I didn't think I'd use them, but I write everything in sharpie because geezz, these days printer ink is expensive AND I only get 1,500 copies/month. :/

2. Binders
(NOT MY PICTURE---but I env her for her organization. I hope one day to be this organized)
I love everything in binders. Easy to find, easy to look through. (Although, I'm not even near close to having my binders day I will-lol)

3. Smart Board
(One of my old 4th graders using the SB while I asked questions)
I don't have one in my room, but I did when I student taught and I fell in love with it. It's a GREAT tool and I'm struggling to only have a document camera to teach with. (Not even a whiteboard or chalk board-umph)

4. Coffee/Caffeine

Now, I'm not a big coffee drinker, but I could drink a Starbucks Salted Carmel Mocha or a Pumpkin Spiced Latte everyday. Except right now, my budget doesn't allow for that. Once a week I allow myself to drink diet coke, because if I drink it more than that, it's a bad habit :/ 

5. My personal laminator

My mama just bought me my own scotch laminator and I couldn't be more excited! The best part, it was a million dollars...only about $40! SCORE! I laminate everything because since I don't have a lot of paper, the kids can write on laminated paper using expo markers! :)

6. A drink once in awhile... of course, after a long week!

Self explanatory!


  1. Love this! I don't think I'll be able to link-up, but I think I'll take all the ideas and merge them into one post in the near future. I have a Smart Board in my new classroom... I am excited about it, but I have NO IDEA how it use it yet!!

    And #6... Amen.

  2. Sharpies, Smartboards, and Diet Cokes...and an adult beverage every now and then...those all sound awesome to me. =)

    You might need a few of that last one after your first week!

    I am happy to be your newest follower! You are getting so close to 100...way to go!

    I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart