Back when I was a student, anticipating a new school year was both extremely exciting and intensely nerve-wracking.
Now, as an experienced teacher… it’s the same range of emotions, actually.
Another thing that hasn’t changed is my love of back-to-school shopping. Finding beautiful new school supplies is a great way to soothe those pre-September nerves.
To get ready for back to school 2021, check out Amazon’s best supplies for teachers!
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Start with the Essentials:
A Simple, Stylish Totebag To Hold Everything You Need
Reviewers agree that it’s big and sturdy enough to hold a laptop and tons of papers, but still cute enough to be worn casually in public. It’s the perfect teacher bag!
This Cute Pastel Set of USB Flash Drives
Back up everything from slideshows and worksheets to the digital copy of your teacher planner on these 32 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drives. The five pastel colors are not only cute, but also an easy way to color-code and stay organized.
These Beautiful and Microwavable (& Dishwasher-Safe) Ceramic Travel Mugs
If your back to school 2021 involves returning to a physical classroom for the first time in a while, you need a new travel mug. This ceramic cup is super practical, and its handmade pottery look gives off warm, cozy vibes. It’s perfect to help you transition from drinking coffee on the couch at home to taking it on the go.
Keep Yourself and Your Desk Organized:
A Minimalist Bamboo Desk Organizer
Keep your teacher desk organized and looking great! Several reviewers mentioned that they love the combination of versatility, practicality, and style in this 3-tiered organizer.
This Wireless Label Maker for Printing Custom Stickers
To use this handy and portable device, download an app on your phone and sync via Bluetooth. From there, easily design and print labels for everything in your classroom!
Some Sturdy 3-Ring Binders in Your Favorite Color
Despite 2020 turning most things digital, you’re likely to still have some paper floating around. Start September with a set of empty binders that you can label and fill as needed throughout the year. You could also use one as your teacher planner!
Colorful Sharpie Art Pens
If you’re as serious about colorful pens as I am, you’ll want some that are high-quality and long-lasting. 89% of reviews gave 5 stars to these Sharpie brand art pens!
3-Tier Rolling Metal Storage Organizer – Mobile Utility Cart with Caster Wheels (Tiffany Blue)
Ready to Roll – 10 mins easy installation without tools. The best part, it comes in a beautiful Tiffany Blue!
Create a Workspace that Sparks Joy (Make Marie Kondo Proud!)
With classroom decor, aim for welcoming and cozy, but not overcrowded. Try these simple, yet very fun, color-changing stringlights!
Growth Mindset Posters With Bold Designs and Motivating Messages
Get your students inspired at the beginning of a new year! The set includes a variety of designs in vivid colors.
Rainbow Supply Caddy for Student Group Tables
Perfect for storing pencils, crayons, sticky notes, scissors, dry erase markers and so much more. Perfect to use for student groups in the classroom! The caddy has 6 different size compartments to fit classroom accessories.
Realistic Fake Plants
Fake plants can’t replace the real thing, but they’re by far the better option in a classroom. You’ll get the mental health benefits of adding greenery to your space, with no upkeep required.
Have fun shopping for back to school 2021, teacher friends! 🙂