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I’ve had this thermal laminator pretty much since I started teaching, and it’s been so reliable and easy to use and made my props/rewards insanely more reusable. I can easily write students’ names on stars or nametags, circle and doodle on props, etc. I see this laminator in use all over Instagram - it seems like the brand of choice for the VIPKID teacher community!

If you’ve seen my whiteboard lettering you know how much I love/depend on my markers! I’m shopping for new markers right now, and these double ended (!) babies are on the top of my wishlist (they’re also magnetic and low odor!)

This is one of my favorite play food sets right now, since it includes dumplings!


I have used my HP Spectre x360 since I first started teaching, and it’s still going strong. It’s fast, lightweight, and reliable, and I can’t imagine class without the touchscreen feature! It allows me to easily draw, circle, and underline on the slides.

I love these alphabet popsicles! They’re perfect for teaching big and small letters of course, but the variety of colors also makes them great for practicing colors. I even use these as a reward for older students who love ice cream!

My students love receiving these BIG stickers for rewards! You can also use them for any lesson about animals! As with lots of stickers, I end up sticking them to cardstock, laminating them, and attaching magnets or poster putty to the back to make them more reusable.

I use this lamp in the wintertime when I wake up early to teach. It helps me feel better on dark mornings (or any morning really!)