6 Things Teachers Need For Back To School

Its the most wonderful time of the year, Back To school! Like many teachers we are all preparing for the most exciting and overwhelming time of the year. Check out my Top 10 Things I think every teacher needs for Back To School!


Planners & Lesson Planners

I know its a given, whats a teacher without a planner, or lesson planner! This are life savers for us teachers, as we hav so many ideas, and things to do on any given day. My current favorite planners are;

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1. Erin Condren

2. Erin Condren

3 The Happy Planner Teacher.

4.Purple Trail Teacher Planner

Teacher Bag

How do you expect to carry of this stuff to school everyday? A teacher bag is necessary, and i’m not talking about the reusable bags you get from the supermarket! A heavy duty bag with special compartments to hold all our stuff!

  1. Best Teacher Ever Tote

  2. Strand Tote - Winter Floral

  3. CalPak BackPack - What I use & My Favorite

  4. Vera Bradley DrawString Tote

Water Bottle

This should go without saying, its important to stay hydrated throughout the day. With all the speaking ww do as teachers, having water near by can make all the difference in the world. Here are some of my favorite water bottles to have at school.

  1. Teacher Makeup Bag | Etsy

  2. Round Top Impressionist Ditsy Makeup Bag

  3. Transparent Toiletry Bag

  4. Genevieve Floral Carry-All Pouch

I know what your probably thinking, no body has time to apply makeup at work. Rest assure the cosmetic bag i’m referring to is meant for more than just makeup. Most teachers work long hours, and having a few essentials in your cosmetic bag can makes those long days easier. What should one include in their cosmetic bag? Here are just a few essentials I feel you may need!

  • Chapstick

  • Deodorant

  • sanitary napkins

  • hand sanitizer

  • hair ties

  • extra phone cord and charger

  • gum or mints

These are just a few things that I tend to carry that sometimes get me through the day when needed. Let me know below whats your go to items in your cosmetic bag for work?

Pen Pouch, And Lots Of Pens!

Another one that goes without saying, teachers need lots of pens and special bags to house those pens. Check out some of my favorite pen pouches of all time!

  1. Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens

  2. Paper Mate Gel Pens

  3. Staedtler Color Pen Set

  4. BIC Gel-city Quick Dry Gel Pens


Blank journals are great to have for any lessons idea’s or brainstorm list for upcoming lesson plans. I like to keep one journal on hand to store all my ideas, lessons, or special notes to myself. This definitely keeps me from feeling overwhelmed.

  1. Lined Journal Yellow | Target

  2. Twin Wire Journal

  3. Monogram Journal

  4. Rifle Paper Co. Rose Journal

Let me know what are some of your favorite essentials! Also if your interested in free resources, Join my teach tribe to get exclusive freebies, and product offers! Until next time, Happy teaching!

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