Going home almost every summer is incredible helpful for stocking up on teacher supplies! The top items on my list this year were:
-A stapler (really, at the very top- you know how much teachers staple… I had to get a nice one!)
-Those awesome large post-its that have become super popular (my grade teaching partner introduced me to them)
-Library card pockets (you know what I am talking about? I don’t know what else to call them)
-Word strips (I just love them!)
-Door decorating goodies
-And some type of ELL game/activity for teaching my boy at the orphanage
I love the Teachers Center!
I am overstocked on borders, posters, and blank books (Jee Young introduced me to the site www.barebooks.com, check it out for some great options of blank/lined books), but I realized when I came back my collection of stickers has seriously dwindled. Tears!
I was able to have a nice long Skype conversation with Jee Young this week, and it sounds like her new school is the BOMB. (Which in teacher terms, means she has a LOT of resources). But if you are in Korea, teacher resources are very limited.
What are the availability of resources in other countries? Do you make a mental list of what you want to get in the States (or your home country) like me?
I start teaching at my new school on Monday (this week is orientation and prepping my classroom). I went from second grade to kindergarten (and I had no idea until this week), who can give me advice on teaching the little ones? HELP!