What’s In My Teacher Bag?!
Technically…I’m not a teacher. My job does allow me to be in that role daily however. And this role causes me to walk with a lot of bags to work! In all I have…
- My Handbag
- My Laptop Bag
- My Teacher Bag
Every teacher has a “teacher bag”. It’s that bag which is stuffed with corrected papers, folders even snacks. You name it, it’s in there! Mine is no different. So exactly what do I have in there? Let’s find out!
First. If you dig realllly deep, you’ll find Pens! Every teacher has pens! My favourite go to pens are those by Paper Mate! They are colourful and as I do not correct student work in red ink, they have just the amount of colours I need. Check them out here!
Next you’ll probably find my Pencil Case! Do NOT ask why the pens are not in the pencil case 🙂 I’ll do a blog post about what’s in there next. Yes…it deserves an entire post.
The biggest thing in my teacher bag is my Binder. If I forget this at home my day is over. This contains all student information that I work with. It also deserves an entire post 🙂
I also walk with my Mini Glue Gun! I am constantly taking over teachers’ classrooms and I need to stick resources on their walls for my students. You can choose a glue gun here…or here! I’ve got you covered! I actually use the blue one.
Shoes! If you’re like me and wear heels in the classroom, then you probably kick them off coming on to the final session. I always have a pair of flats in my bag.
Lunch…duh! It is the most important meal of a teacher’s day. If you can get through it without students coming to complain 100 times a minute!
My Thermos/Water Bottle is essential. I only drink water so it is important that I remember it every morning or my day will be over also!
Sometimes I need to jot notes down…and not on the iPad. My Notebook/Planner is essential to keep all of my teacher thoughts together, especially if I have unexpected meetings or parent calls that I need to make a note of. I LOVE those by Happy Jackson…I’ll have them in store soon too!
More Pens! Yes…more! I also must have wet ink pens in my bag. Blue or black ink and fine point!
As you may know by now I mainly work with special ed. students. My bag always has some form of Reward or Incentive in it. This may be coupons, certificates, crayons…a whole lot of things! If you look into my bag, you’ll surely find these buttons! Such an easy go-to reward.
At the school I’m currently in, we have two break periods. Snacks are therefore a must have. I must admit that this “teacher” does not like apples! You will not find that in my bag. Lays chips? Definitely! M&Ms? Of course! Don’t worry, I also have the occasional bunch of grapes :p
There you go!
Comment below and tell me what’s in your teacher bag! I know you have one 🙂