The Ultimate Back-to-School Teacher Checklist

The Ultimate Back-to-School Teacher Checklist

The back-to-school season should be fun and exciting! Everyone is rested, rejuvenated, and ready for a new school year. There is a lot to do though. Between decorating bulletin boards, arranging your classroom, labeling desks and going to staff meetings - it's easy to get overwhelmed! I made this back-to-school checklist to make your life a little easier and to help you remember some of the little things that might slip your mind during all the craziness! 

First of all, can I just say...

Wouldn't you agree? Why in the world don't we do this?

Before starting a new school year, it's important to let go of previous experiences - good or bad. You are starting a new school year with a brand new group of students. It's easy to compare one year to another, but remember each year and each group of students is unique. It might be your best year ever (I hope it is!), or it might be one of your hardest years yet. Either way... breathe, take care of yourself, and get plenty of rest. Have a positive attitude and know that you've done all you can do to make this start of this new school year one to remember!

Now, get organized and download The Ultimate Back-to-School Teacher Checklist by clicking HERE! Keep scrolling because I've listed some of my teacher must-haves on my BTS shopping list!

The Ultimate Back to School Teacher Checklist


What's On My Back-to-School Shopping List This Year?

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Did you know, The Big Happy Planner from Michaels now comes in a teacher edition!?!? (#gamechanger) I purchased one just this week and LOVE it!

The Big Happy Planner (Teacher Edition)

Michaels The Big Happy Planner Teacher Edition

Frixion Erasable Pens (currently my favorite!)

These Japanese pens are seriously the best ever! They are completely erasable which makes them perfect for writing in your planner and grading papers. They are currently my #1 go-to pen at the moment. The colors are bright and vivid, and I love how they erase my mistakes! No more white out mess for me! 


Frixion Erasable Pens

Note: They will disappear when exposed to extreme heat - for example leaving your planner or papers you've written on them with in a hot car all day. For this reason, they are not intended for legal documents or important paper work. Honestly, I've never had a problem with this though. I just don't leave my teacher bag in a hot car all day.

Frixion Erasable Markers

The Frixion Markers work the same way as the pens above do. They come in bright, vivid colors and are completely erasable. They have a broader, thicker tip like a marker - great for grading papers!

Frixion Erasable Markers

Paper Mate Flair Pens

And...of course, you can't go wrong with Flair Pens. These have been my favorite "teacher pens" for a very long time. I pretty sure I own multiples of every single color!


Paper Mate Flair Pens


Astrobrights Paper, Cardstock, and Filler Paper

A must-have for all teachers is a pack of Astrobrights paper and cardstock! These are my two favorite packs because you get such a variety of colors and plenty of paper/cardstock to last the entire year!

Astrobrights PaperAstrobrights Cardstock
I found this filler paper from Astrobrights last year and purchase a small pack. I ended up purchasing more because I loved how I could color code notes and lesson plan ideas I had jotted down in my teacher planner.

Astrobrights Filler Lined Paper


Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

I recently treated myself to one of these awesome Karaoke Mics for my classroom. My students are going to love this! It's so much fun! It will be perfect for strengthing retelling skills, meetings on the rug, question and answer sessions, indoor recess, etc. I can't wait to use it!
Karaoke Microphone with Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

What's on your back-to-school shopping list? Don't forget to download The Ultimate Back-to-School Teacher Checklist and start getting organized! I hope you have a wonderful school year! 

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