Category Archives: TIPS

Large Format Printer

While I was researching printers recently, I came across another one in the Brother line that prints up to ledger size (11×17).  While I was looking (Dec. ’10) I found it for just under $100.  It’s $150 at Amazon right … Continue reading

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Field Microscope

I, along with most students I’ve ever met, LOVE looking at things through a microscope, and a hand-held field scope is one of the best classroom items I had.  It uses batteries for the light, and in my experience they … Continue reading

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Calendar Pocket Charts

A calendar pocket chart allows you to use your calendar to teach patterns, passage of time, and general calendar skills.  This is the best price I’ve found.  Include birthdays on your monthly calendars. Carson Dellosa Monthly Calendar Pocket Chart Pocket … Continue reading

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Get More From Your Printer

The most important machine I had in my classroom was my color inkjet printer.  It was many years before I wised up to the idea of purchasing a printer based on the cost of the ink, but I finally got … Continue reading

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Double Sided Photo Paper

You can use double-sided matte photo paper when you want to make really good prints without breaking the bank or when you need to copy on both sides of the page.  This is a REALLY great price for 100 sheets!  … Continue reading

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Magnetic Paper

Magnetic paper is MUCH cheaper here!  You get 5 sheets for $6.90 making it a $1.40/sheet.  You can use magnetic paper for making great center activities.  It lasts fairly well and looks excellent!  Think flannel boards without the fuss.  It … Continue reading

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Paintbrushes for Classroom Use

Most schools supply easel brushes, but if you need to purchase some yourself, here is a good set at a great price.  It contains 24 brushes, 12 flats (that’s what I prefer for painting murals), and 12 rounds (good for … Continue reading

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Prang Artist Chalk

One of my favorite art materials are these large 1″x4″ pieces of brightly colored chalk.  I break them into pieces and use them for a variety of art projects.  I never had a classroom without them.  They are richly colored … Continue reading

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Glitter is something I always need, in plentiful supply, in every classroom.  Keeping 1 lb. jars of my favorite colors saved me lots of time at the last-minute and lasts for years.  Here’s a great price! Diamond Dust Glitter

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