With summer in full swing for me, and the gears turning wildly with ideas for next year, I decided to link up with Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory for a Rockin' Resources Linky. I has me thinking about the 5 most important resources for me in my classroom.
#1 would have to be my computer with internet access. Without Pinterest, my blogging buddies, and other social media that keeps me in the loop with my fellow teachers and best practices in education, what would I do? (How did I ever teach without having a computer in my classroom? It is mind boggling to me now.)
#3 Amazon.com - I definitely would be at a loss without Amazon, Whenever I see a new book mentioned, or some new dodad, I just HAVE to have it, and with Amazon Prime, I usually have it within 2 days, and no shipping!
#4 VISTA PRINT (www.vistaprint.com) My number one source for classroom decorations and motivational stuff. Did I mention that I get most of my stuff for FREE?
#5 would have to be my personal laminator - best $30 I ever spent! Helps to make the things I make and use a lot in my classroom last a LOT longer - Way better than the laminating machine at school (which I still use for the big stuff.)
Receiving honorable mention (and also must-haves) are individual white boards for my kids, Teachers Pay Teachers, my document camera and projector, chart paper tablets (for anchor charts) and Mr. Sketch markers.
What about you? What are the must-haves for your classroom?