These Amazon teacher must have essentials are lifesavers (*ahem* TIME savers) and I’ve used them in my elementary school classroom for years. This makes teaching more convenient and helps me prepare my class for students to be productive. These tools support me to plan effectively for lesson plans and activity preparation. I’m confident they’ll help you in your classroom too, whether you teach primary, junior, or intermediate grades!
A laminating machine helped me prep my own printable classroom decor and materials for students easily! This ensures no rips and my class uses dry erase markers on sheets I want to reuse. TIP: Get a matte spray to reduce lighting glare on your work.
Next, DURABLE laminating sheets AND simple to use. Just place your paper in between and slide the sheet through the machine.
I am OBSESSED with this functional equipment that’s so useful at home. I can’t cut straight to save my life, haha. Every time I think I’ve done well, I look at my uneven lines and get SO disappointed. Thankfully, this cutter ensures my printable decor and miscellaneous paper game pieces are neat and look professional.
Amazon Must Haves for Teacher Productivity
Protect your privacy with a webcam cover sticker! Teaching virtual school online reminded me the importance of keeping my camera covered while I entered Zoom calls or Google Meet. Distance learning was much easier when I knew others couldn’t peer into a messy living room if it wasn’t the time for a camera (e.g PD or meetings). Also, this comes with 6 black and white sticker options!
I write motivational quotes and top 3 to do items on this small whiteboard for my home office. It can be used with your students in the classroom too. Comes with dry erase markers that have erasers on the end.
Amazon Must Have Classroom Decor
I write class subjects on these labels and place a magnet behind (next link below) to put up on my whiteboard. Calming colours to promote a focused learning environment are a priority for me in classroom setup. These have multiple functions for classroom labelling!
This might be my favourite. I love making my own class labels and using this to secure them on the whiteboard. They turn into movable pieces! DIY class posters are also placed on the board with these. You can also use these for your fridge, drawers, or anything else that holds magnets. I use them for my teacher contact cards too.
I LOVE this neutral farmhouse background to place student work and anchor charts on. Whatever I put on it always pops out.
BOOK DISPLAY HACK: Position this on your whiteboard and put any books of the moment on it. Additionally, it’s sturdy and can take a lot of weight.
White cardstock paper to print high quality class decor or lesson materials for activities are essential.
I am OBSESSED with the items above ✨. If you have used them or plan to use them in your classroom this year, let me know how it goes! Note: These are Amazon affiliate links and I make a small commission when you purchase. I appreciate your support in helping me to continue to create teaching content to share with you.