What's in my Teaching Bag

Linking up with some fabulous bloggers for the What's in My Teacher Bag linky! It's inspired by the Us Weekly "What's in My Bag" articles, where celebrities show off what they are toting around. Such a fun idea! I have to admit something right now, though. When I signed on to do this link up I told myself I was going to show everything that was in my bag when I wrote my blog post. I totally believed that... until Thursday, when I cleaned my bag out since I was "fall cleaning" anyway. So, pretend that there are also about 15 Starbucks straw wrappers, a few crumbled up sticky notes, and some stray pieces of notebook paper with random notes in this picture... then it would be real life. :)  So here's what I have:

I use my iPad ALL.THE.TIME in my classroom. I don't have a set in my classroom for my kiddos, but I bring my personal one in all the time. I use it in centers, for read alouds of ebooks, and for my own organization. Some of my favorite apps are Classroom Organizer by Booksource (for library organization) and Plickers (for formative assessment). I usually have a few ebooks for my own personal reading on here, too- just in case I get stuck waiting for a PD to start or in line at Starbucks.

Lesson Planner, Flair Pens, Paper Binder Clips, Post-its, and Washi Tape
No big explanation necessary- I would be lost without them! I use the flair pens and washi tape to color code and organize my calendar. I write notes, to do lists, and plans in flair pens that are color coded by subject. It makes getting ready for my week SO much easier! A quick glance at my planner and I can see what is going on, what I need to do, and what is coming up- for each subject. I use washi tape to indicate deadlines, meetings, and other "special days" that PDs or in-service training. Events in our district are somethings subject to change in date, so using removable washi tape saves me tons of time... and let's be serious, it's just cute. :)

ARC notebook, that I use as a TpT planner
I carry this around everywhere. I jot down ideas for products, blog posts, or things I should check out. I can be super forgetful, so this is important for me!

Hairbrush, water bottle, and KIND bar
A girl's gotta take care of herself! I keep an emergency makeup kit in my desk, but this brush has saved me so many times as I traveled to different buildings in my district for meetings or trainings.

Name badge
This one isn't optional. :)

Not pictured: the stack of grading I brought home, under the planner. Getting caught up is my goal today.

So, there you have it- my teacher bag and it's contents on full display! Check out the other great bloggers that have linked up to see what's in their teacher bags.

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  1. I've seen washi tape all over the place lately, and I never would have thought to use tape for color-coding an organization! Such a great idea!


    1. I am obsessed with it- it's the best! I love seeing a "pink week" - the pink tape means no school! :)

  2. That is such a cute idea with the washi tape! I love it! Thanks for linking up and sharing your bag. I hid all my trash too! ;)

    1. I totally pretended that I was going to leave my bag like it normally is... but in the end, I just had to clean the trash out! I comforted myself by saying that celebrities probably clean the trash out of their bags, too. :)

  3. I love your teaching bag! Believe it or not I've never tried washi tape.
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

  4. Thanks for sharing! I may have cleaned up my bag a little too ;) Flair pens and KIND bars are the best. By the way, I love the name of your blog!

    Education Electrification


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