Monday, July 20, 2009

Teacher Wish List

At the beginning of the year there are supplies that students are required to bring (pencils, folders, etc.), however there are items that teachers need or want, but don't want them to be "required". Here's a great idea I've used and still use - A Teacher Wish List!!!! Brainstorm some items that you need or want in your classroom. Then write these items on die-cut shapes. In the past, I've used apples and taped them to a tree I made out of butcher paper. I've also cut out shapes that looked like t-shirts & pants and hung them on a clothes line. If you're short on time, just tape them to your board or front door. When parents come to Meet the Teacher Night, let them know about your Wish List and invite them to "pick" an apple off the tree or take an "item" off the clothes line. Here are some ideas for your wish list:

  • Sharpie Markers
  • Ream of Colored Paper
  • Ziploc Baggies in various sizes
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Paper Plates/Cups
  • Band-Aids
  • Baby Wipes
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Gift Cards to Teacher Stores

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