My students’ supply list have been handed out, mailed out, and posted on our school website for the last six weeks. The list includes pencils, papers, markers, colored pencils, and all of the normal necessities needed throughout the year. Now that they are all set, it is time for me to start putting together my yearly list of things I just can’t do without, what I like to call “my survival list!”
We all have the basic supply list of pens, paper, paper clips, staplers, etc… but those items are not the “supplies” I need to start gathering. I am referring to the special teacher supply list need to survive the school year.
Over the years, I have come to realize that my second home is my classroom. As much as I hate to admit it, if I had a bed there, I would probably sleep there most nights! I have discovered many times the need for items on my list and couldn’t have survived those after school meetings, parent/student conferences, open houses, or all other after school functions without these supplies. They are really that vital!