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Windy City Novelties Top 10: Top 10 Back to School Supplies for Teachers

Our list of the best back to school items for teachers to stock up on before Fall

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Windy City Novelties Top 10: Top 10 Back to School Supplies for Teachers

August 11, 2013

Summer is drawing to a close, which means it’s every parent’s favorite time of year-back to school time!  But that also means it’s time for teachers to stock their classrooms with all kinds of cool back to school essentials that will entice the kids and aid in their learning in the coming year.  With these ten hot school supplies teachers can have the hottest classrooms around and delight students from the moment the first bell rings! 

1.) Kick off the school year with a festive Back to School custom banner that lets the kids know they’re in for a fabulous year!  Made of high-quality vinyl, this banner is a cool and colorful way to welcome the kids back to school and it’s sturdy enough to use year after year.

2.) A First Day of School banner also the perfect choice to add a welcoming touch to the classroom.  Teachers can give their kids a personal hello on the first day and bring a smile to the students’ faces thanks to these colorful custom banners. 

3.) Smile activity packs a great way to help the kids stock their supply boxes with a happy face pencil and a few stickers that will make those folders and book covers a little more festive! 

4.) Make sure your pencil cup is always stocked with animal print pencils because kids can get a little wild and wacky before a big test!  With 12 pencils per pack, you might want to order in bulk to be sure you have enough to get you through the school year. 

5.) 12-inch rulers will not only keep students on the straight and narrow this year, but they’ll also help with math skills, art projects, and other assignments.  Sold in increments of twelve, these rulers come in a variety of bright and bold colors the kids will love! 

6.) Transitioning from the fun of summer to the drudgery of the school day can be tough for students, so  be sure to schedule a few breaks where kids can get some fresh air and work out their energy.  Game cones can help you set up an obstacle course or race track so the kids can run and play before buckling down and hitting the books! 

7.) Make your windows merry and bright with the help of colorful window paints  Perfect for decorating your windows throughout the entire school year, these window paints are easy to clean up and offer a wide range of decorating possibilities. 

8.) Encourage kids to jump in and join a sports team with one of our sports theme custom banners. Whether it’s the soccer, football, baseball, or basketball team that needs more members, you’ll be able to find a banner to recruit the next great player with a banner that’s sure to get noticed! 

9.) When you’re looking for a unique way to welcome kids to your class, try a smiley  face personalized pen!  Create a special message that lets your students know how happy you are to have them in your class this year and watch their smiles light up the room on the first day of school! 

10.) If you’re looking for decorating ideas for your bulletin boards, try our American President cutoutsAn educational and festive way to dress up your bulletin boards or classroom decor, these cutouts feature the faces of America’s great presidents and will help you with your American history lessons.


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