Two filing cabinets, backs together and one side covered with some cute fabric and a border. Plus its a magnet board! Great in an office, then use magnets to hold notes, pictures, magnetic hooks for keys etc. plus have filing space for papers.
Emergency Sub plan kits! A whole day's worth of plans based around a book. What a genius idea! Now I don't have to drag myself to work sick! (So, I teach middle-school math, but a lot of my friends teach elementary school. This is for them!
new student packets. the teacher makes 5 extra of everything at the beginning of the school year so that when a new student comes midyear, she has a name tag, beginning of the year info, labels for folders/journals, etc. for the student.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE A TEACHER? by Jeff Foxworty # You get a secret thrill out of laminating things. # You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line. # You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an "About the Teacher" page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.