Top 5 Classroom Supplies for Secondary Teachers

I get asked all the time for my product recommendations for math teachers.  I've tried many different items over the years and I can't tell you how many things I've thrown away because they've just stopped working.  No one wants to buy something that's poor quality, only to have to replace it halfway through the school year!

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This list of must have classroom supplies for teachers is everything you need!  I love having everything on hand for games and activities.   Organizing all of the needed supplies is important too.


Markerboards
I love using markerboards for students to practice.  They erase easily and students like using them.  My FAVORITE marker boards are by The Markerboard People.  They are double sided and last forever. 

My two-year-old son even colored on one with Sharpie and I was able to get it off without staining or ruining the board.  Seriously.  They have boards with coordinate grids and unit circle and polar grids printed on them too!  Also, check out their markers and mini-erasers.  They are just as high quality as the boards.

Pencil Sharpener
You need a good pencil sharpener.  A lot of the electric ones just eat pencils.  I hate when I give a kid a pencil, they sharpen it, and half of the pencil is gone.  This pencil sharpener is a hand sharpener, but it is quiet and doesn't eat pencils.   It lasts forever too.


Page Protectors
With so many schools putting teachers on a paper budget, you need a way to save paper.  You can make class sets, slip them into the page protectors, and still let students write on them.  There are a bunch of cheap ones out there, but they get kind of nasty over time.  It's nice to just start with a quality set that won't get grubby.  I like the ones from hand2mind.

Playing Cards, Dice, and Poker Chips
It's nice to have some playing cards and dice on hand to use as manuplitaves or for games.  I know you can find them at the dollar store, but I don't always see them there.  This playing card set on Amazon is nice because it comes with some poker chips and dice.  I also like this dice set from hand2mind. 

This list of must have classroom supplies for teachers is everything you need!  I love having everything on hand for games and activities.   Organizing all of the needed supplies is important too.

Timer
You need a good, cheap timer so you can break up your class period.  I also need help remembering how long I've let students work with partners.  You can use your phone, but I don't like to have my phone out in front of students, because I don't want it to get misplaced or stolen.  I really like this timer because it's magnetic and I can put it on my whiteboard.


What else do you LOVE for your classroom?

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