What Every Teacher Needs in Their Classroom

There are some items that each teacher needs regardless of how far technology has progressed. These are essential things that every classroom should have. It is important to stock up on these pieces to make sure that every class runs as smoothly as possible. Here is what you need:


It is best to keep as much paper on hand as possible. You never know when you are going to need it. In addition to regular white paper, you should also keep a hefty stack of colored paper as well. This will help out with any arts or crafts that you are planning on doing.

Pencil Sharpener

You should definitely invest in one of these electrical pencil sharpeners. These are easy to use and will cut down the amount of time that children spend trying to sharpen their pencils. Now they will simply be able to place their pencils in the machine and have perfect points every time.

Color Pencils and Markers

You should make sure that there are enough of color pencils and markers to go around. If you cannot stock as many as you need, ask each parent to bring in a coloring for their children. This way children will not have to wait for the pencils or the markers that they want.

A Timer

Some of the assignments that you will set for the children is going to be timed. It is much easier for them if they can actually see a timer counting down. You can use a digital timer or even an egg timer.


A great way to reward students for their hard work is with stickers. You can hand these out during class or place them on their homework or assignments. It will encourage your students to work harder in class as well.

First Aid Kid

Sure, there are nurses on hand who already have a kit. Most of the time, however, your student’s injuries will not be significant. In moments such as these, you will simply be able to place a brightly colored plaster on their wounds. This save you the hassle and time of taking them all the way to the nurse’s office and back.

These are the most important things that you will need to have in your classroom. You can choose to add whatever you think will make your classroom a lot more interesting and fun for the children.