20 Amazing Amazon Finds That Are a Must for Teachers

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good Amazon find, especially when it’s recommended by another teacher. 

I put together a list of 20 Amazing Amazon finds that I think are a MUST SEE! 

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WallDeca Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (10-Pack), 8.5″ x 11″ 

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I love these dry erase pockets for small group work! They take away the need to make dozens and dozens of copies each week!

BIC Cristal Xtra Bold Fashion Ballpoint Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Assorted Colors, 24-Count

These are hands down my favorite grading pens! They’re so smooth and they don’t bleed through the paper. Super affordable too!

Swingline Paper Trimmer 12″

I bought one of these paper cutters for school and grew tired of lugging it back and forth between school and home… so, naturally, I bought another one for home too. Best decision ever!

Nuova 100-Pack, 5 Mil Thermal Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5 Inches, Letter Size, LP105H

I love these laminating pouches. I’m always sure to buy the 5 mm pouches because the laminate is a little thicker and holds up better!

Self Adhesive Dots 300pcs(150 Pair) 3/4″ Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots 

It’s amazing the number of these that I’ve used these velcro dots for! My favorite use for them is to stick them on the back of student numbers and have students use their velcroed number to tell me when they’re using the washroom. I have them stuck to the wall right by the door. This is a lifesaver during fire drills!

Adams Manufacturing All-American Magnet Man Clip, 3-Pack

These magnet men are by far the strongest magnets out there! I grew tired of my dollar store magnets and splurged on these. They’re awesome!

5Pcs Mini Simple Dimple Fidget Toy Stress Relief Hand Toys Keychain 

I love these little fidgets on keychains! They’re also quiet enough that they don’t make the “pop” sound and distract the whole class.

Kitsch Spiral Hair Ties, Coil Hair Ties, Phone Cord Hair Ties, Hair Coils – 8 Pcs, Transparent

I always keep these Kitsch ponytail holders in my classroom. I cannot work with my hair down and these don’t budge! Plus, I find that I don’t lose them as easily as regular ponytail holders.

SAMSON Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone for Recording and Streaming

If you’re thinking about doing a Flipped Classroom or recording videos for your class, this microphone is affordable and super high quality! I’ve had mine for years and it still works just as well as the day I bought it.

6 Pk, BAZIC Standard Size Polka Dot Paperboard Clipboard w/Low Profile Clip (Colors May Vary)

I love these low-profile clipboards. They’re easy to store AND they’re easy to spot when a student accidentally puts one in his or her desk.

EXPO Low-Odor Dry-Erase Marker, Fine Point, 12-Pack, Assorted Colors 

These fine point Expo markers are a lifesaver during small group instruction. I pair them with the dry erase pockets that I mentioned above. The colors help students differentiate their work and the fine tip allows them to write on worksheets and graphic organizers.

Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Paper, “Brilliant” 5-Color Assortment, 625 Sheets, 24 lb/89 gsm, 8.5″ x 11

You can’t go wrong with a pack of AstroBrights. Anything that I send home to parents that is super important goes on bright paper so I can tell them what color paper to look out for in their child’s folder in my weekly newsletter to them. So helpful!

Mr. Sketch Chiseled Tip Marker, 2054594, 22 Assorted Scented Markers

Can you even make an anchor chart poster without Mr. Sketch markers? These are a favorite of mine! (I do hide them from students though!)

Doosl Wireless USB Presentation Clicker Red Laser Pointer 2.4GHz Wireless Presentation Remote 

I love that this USB clicker works to flip through a presentation and also has a laser pointer so I can walk the room while I’m teaching. So helpful!

Pgzsy 6 Pack Multi-Function Electronic Digital Sport Stopwatch Timer

Stopwatches always come in handy! Especially if you’re able to send students into the hallway to work or if you’re allowing a group of students to work together cooperatively within a certain time frame. Plus, they’re awesome for various science experiments!

TickiT Dual Power Timers – Set of 5 – Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White – Solar and Battery Powered

Love these little timers for when a student visits the library on their own and needs a little “reminder” to pick up the pace and get back to the classroom quickly. I also enjoy using these during reward times or silent reading times.

Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count 

I never seem to have enough gluesticks, so I tend to buy a pack of 30 at the beginning of the school year. They tend to last through May! I’m all about generic brands usually, but Elmers is something I won’t budge on!

Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System

My trusty ol’ laminator! She’s been good to me and I’ll never regret this purchase! All of my task cards have been put through this laminator.

AVERY Address Labels with Sure Feed for Inkjet Printers

I love making a ton of labels with my students’ names on them at the beginning of the year. This helps me quickly ensure that everyone’s name is on everything from books to folders to spirals to novels.

OfficeGoods Electric & Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener for Home Office & School

I quit buying “classroom” sharpeners. They all were garbage! Instead, I started buying electric sharpeners that are meant for artists. This little one is small but powerful! As a rule, I never let students put paper-covered pencils in these or any other electric sharpener for that matter. This guy has lasted years! Longer than any other sharpener I’ve had!

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