Kelly from Teacher Idea Factory and Rachelle from Life is Sweet...In Kindergarten are both
hosting linky parties where you share the resources you couldn't live with out! We all have those go to items, so I knew I had to participate!
Here are my Top 5 Must Haves!
#1 - Raz-Kids
Raz-Kids is an amazing website where students can read or listen to leveled stories online. After each reading, they can take quizzes to test their comprehension. Each story and quiz, earns the reader stars they can use to decorate and create their spaceship. My students LOVED this website last year and cheer every time I mention it!
#2 - Interactive Whiteboard
My school installed one in my classroom 2 years ago. I knew I didn't NEED this item to teach, but I am telling you now that I CAN'T live without it. My students are always engaged in the lessons on the board and there are so many uses for it in the classroom!
#3 - Plastic Shoe Box Containers
These containers have helped me organize so many areas and materials in my classroom. They also cost less than $1 a piece. The organizer in me would not be able to function in our classroom without these. (Sorry about the blurry picture, there will be more of these and my classroom in an upcoming post.)
#4 - Evan-Moor Take It To Your Seat Centers
I LOVE Evan-Moor's seat centers. I came across these when I read a post on Proteacher.org. I started with just two sets and now I am up to seven and hoping to get more. These have helped me out when a sub comes in or when I have a last minute meeting. I tape the cover to the front of the folder and the directions on the back. I then laminate the folder and all the materials. Everything gets stored inside the folder. My students are able to work on these folders independently. These are a must-have.
And last but NOT least...
#5 - Personal Laminator
Anyone who knows me in my school would call me the laminating queen, as you can tell from the description of #4. Who wants to have to deal with ripped up paper and materials. I live for laminating things I love and want to keep for a long time!
Come and link up! I would love to know what your must-haves are!