I am linking up with Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory (who has a super cute blog design by the way) for a Rockin' Resources Linky Party.
There were a few resources I could not live without as a teacher.
When I first started teaching I had become certified through Alternative Certification, so a lot of my learning about teaching has been through books, the web, and trial and error. Edhelper gave me a place to get started for extra resources. I started teaching at a small private school where I taught 3 different grades. Edhelper's literature units and History printables allowed me quick access when I had so many things to plan for. They also have great resources for Seasonal activities, word wall printables, Spelling, writing prompts, Math worksheets and all sorts of stuff. It is only about $20 a year and well worth it!
Scholastic was the first place I started building my classroom library, and I love the dollar deals.
3. Vera Bradley
I love colorful totes! I have to carry everything, and I misplace things. So I finally just kept the necessary things in a giant tote and it became a portable desk I kept with me always. It helped me cut down on losing things because it stayed in my tote instead of buried on my desk.
4. My craft apron
Since I am like my Dad and I lose things, I had this genius idea to find a craft apron. I thought about making it, but decided it was more fun to buy it already made off of Etsy. So I bought a craft apron so I always had giant pockets to put my keys, pens, markers, post-its, stickers - all those things I would get distracted and put down somewhere never to find again.
5. Papermate Flair Marker Pens
I love these things! They made grading way more fun! (if grading can be fun...)
6. Laura Candler's Filing Cabinet
Laura Candler's website is where I first learned about Reading and Writing Workshop. It gave me a place to get started. Her facebook page led me to the world of teacher bloggers. So I will always love her website and amazing resources!
I look forward to checking out all the other rockin' resources!