Let's face it: teachers LOVE finding great deals and fun, creative items for our classroom! We will scour the Target Dollar section, Dollar Tree, and tons of other discounted places to find a bargain on fun stuff for our classroom. Amazon is no different! With free shipping with Prime, it makes the hassle of having to leave the house almost nonexistent! Amazon has some great products that can be used in the secondary classroom! Here is my list of must-have items from Amazon that I use in my classroom!
Hanging file folders are great for organization! I use them to allow students to turn in homework or classwork. They are perfect if you teach multiple periods a day. I have seen some teachers use them as a means of organizing worksheets for absent students.
A teacher friend of mine hipped me to these! I went out and bought 20 pairs of scissors from Dollar Tree, but realized I spent more money buying individual pairs of scissors than I would have spent on buying this! It is perfect for groups because the scissors are organized into caddy's and it helps to keep easily keep track of your scissors. This one is definitely a steal!
3. Dry Erase Lapboards and Erasers
I have always bought the dry erase boards and the erasers separately. This combo provides both for a reasonable price! The boards and the erasers are great quality. These are perfect for centers or any review games in the classroom.
Organization does not come to me as easily as it comes to some! These binder clips have helped me with that tremendously! Instead of sorting papers into different labeled trays, I use these binder clips to organize papers. They are especially helpful for my student volunteers, who sort out my graded papers into student folders.
My first year of teaching, I went through THREE pencil sharpeners in ONE school year. I finally stumbled upon this gem and was SOLD! I am in my fourth year of teaching and I still have this X-acto pencil sharpener. This is pencil sharpener is great quality and extremely durable. It has options for sharpening six different types/sizes of pencils.
I absolutely love doing review games with my students! It makes for an exciting class and students get to show what they have learned and apply it. I bought the Eggspert three years ago. Any time I have brought it out to my students for the first time, they are intrigued! They are used to having to stand up or hit a buzzer that only makes a sound to answer a question. This Eggspert has buzzers that light and make a noise on a machine to tell you which student pressed their buzzer first. I bought the wireless version (a bit pricer) because it's much easier for me to put the base with the lights in the center of the classroom without having to worry about cords.
7. Date Stamp
This date stamp has been really useful in tracking when students are submitting their work. Although I do not deduct points for late assignments, this is a great tool for educators who do. You can date stamp assignments that have been submitted on a particular date. This helps me keep track of what work I have assigned on what day.
8. Flair Pens
Flairs pens are my favorite teacher supply! I rant and rave about them all the time and whenever I see a great deal on them, I HAVE to have them. This is a 24 pack of Flair pens for a really good price! I use them to grade papers, write in my bullet journal, copy notes, annotate text, and pretty much any chance I get to write anything.
9. Binding Machine
This machine is perfect for teachers who love to be organized. It is perfect for personalized teacher planners, creating workbooks for students, or creating unit bundles with notes sheets and activities for students to complete.
These headphone splitters are great for interactive centers where students must watch a video or listen to an audio clip in groups. This allows multiple students in a group to listen to the same computer or tablet without disrupting other classmates.