What materials does an elementary school teachers use throughout the day?

I have a friend who just graduated and is about to be looking for jobs as an elementary school teacher. I want to give her a little graduation/christmas gift and thought it would be nice to make a gift basket of materials or useful things she would enjoy using. I would love to hear what other elementary school teachers use supplies/material wise throughout the day, and what nice things at home would you also enjoy?

Asked By: - 12/17/2010
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That is a great idea. To add to the list of the previous poster, I would include more name tags (you can never have to many), good sturdy scissors in different sizes, clear contact paper in a roll (from Walmart. etc.), clear packing tape rolls... More
Answered By: Darcy - 12/17/2010
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When I started teaching a few year ago one of the things I wish I had more of were books for my classroom library. Sometimes the previous teacher might leave a few books but not many and usually they are outdated- at least in my case. It depends what grade she will be teaching but picture books are great or you can... More
Answered By: La Dueña - 12/17/2010
pencil, books and chalks colors
Answered By: Dipti - 12/17/2010
Most of the supplies I use are furnished by the school. Also, as a former student your friend probably has plenty of office supplies. Perhaps a small desk calendar with a positive daily comment might just be the inspiration your friend might need to get through her first year of teaching.
Answered By: Mike S - 12/18/2010
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