Weekend Warriors: November Necessities for the Classroom

What things are absolute necessities for you? My Weekend Warrior friends and I are here to tell you all about ours! Read on and you may find some great inspiration and some nifty things to try or buy!

Some friends are focusing on school items and others are sharing personal must-haves with you. I am here today and tomorrow with a little of both! 

To try to keep as germ-free as possible, we teachers wash our hands a lot! The commercial grade soap and sandpaper (I mean paper towel) are so hard on hands. One big necessity is to have my own supplies at my sink. I bring in a bottle of antibacterial soap and a soft hand towel that I take home and wash at the end of the week.

I like to play music in the classroom while the students work on projects or writing. I enjoy listening to music during my planning time too. One necessity is my iPod Shuffle and this nifty little bluetooth speaker from Brookstone. 

I love my chart stand! This beauty has a dry erase board, a pen tray and some colorful bins to keep supplies in. 

You can also see my teacher rocking chair. This was my Duvalier glider from my baby's room that I dragged into school. I bring in all of my own colorful task chairs too. 

In a room full of cinder block, Stikki Clips from Lakeshore are a definite necessity! 
When the heater kicks on in November, nothing else keeps my displays up.

Colorful Flair pens and a stash of teacher stationery supplies are a must-have for me!

With plenty of holiday crafts in the next few weeks, chubby brushes and some fun plastic bowls from IKEA are my most-used art supplies.

Another November necessity is having a ton of Christmas ideas and activities in mind to begin shopping for and prepping for ahead of time to get ready for the very busy month of December! 

I don't know what I ever did without my document camera and SMART Board. This has to top the list!

 I feel very thankful for my classroom full of wonderful supplies and necessities that make this a great place to work and learn!
I hope you got some good ideas for your classroom too!

Be sure to stop by and see what my friends are sharing! 


  1. I love all of your necessities! Those stikki clips are a great solution to the cinder block walls. I love your soap and towel necessity. Our soap is so drying and they might as well place a stack of paper next to the sink because those paper towels are terrible. Thanks the for great idea!!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. Your idea of your own hand towel and soap make me wish I had a sink in my room! Such a good idea! <3

    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

  3. I need those stikki clips!!! All my stuff keeps falling off the walls! Flair pens are my favorite too!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade


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