Must-Haves: Monday

School is back in full swing! I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for Teacher Week. Take a minute to see all of my "must haves" and then check out all of the other wonderful bloggers {and get an early start on that Christmas wishlist!}

In reverse order:

Must-Have #3

My color printer! My school does not have a color printer {sad day! I'm the type of person who thinks color on a paper makes it more interesting.} I love all of the TPT/Teacher's Notebook items that I've purchased, and printing on colored paper doesn't usually do justice for these items... so it's worth the extra money to print because of...

Must-Have #2

My scotch-thermal laminator. {Seriously my best purchase for anything school related. Ever.} Although the school does have a laminator, this is a fast, easy, and fairly inexpensive way to keep all of my precious papers using colored ink usable for more than just a single class period. {Side note, I've seen this pinned on pinterest several times. Walmart was where I bought mine. Cheapest I've seen yet.}

Last, but definitely NOT least... Must-Have #1

My mentor and paras. These ladies are the absolute best! Period!  As a first year teacher it would be easy to sink. Special education is notorious for the high turn over rate. My mentor has been teaching for 12 years and is an amazingly patient woman. She is great at what she does and handles my millions of questions. My paras are truly great as well. Between the three ladies they have nearly 40 years of educational experience: most of which has been at Garfield. They keep me a float in so many ways. I'm so grateful to such supportive coworkers--the whole staff is great--but this group of women are definitely "must-haves" for me!

{Not sure if everyone would like their picture posted, so I will hold off for now}

So what {or who} are your must-haves? Link up and share :)

-Mrs. Whitehair


  1. I most certainly agree with you r must haves! I don't know what I would do without my printer or my laminator. I love them both! I am a Special Ed teacher as well...Hop on over my way when you have a chance....I would love to be a follower of yours..but Don't know where I can do that?
    Have a great year.
    Teise's Tidbits

  2. Well...I'm not sure how I can add the Google friend connect anymore. I'll try posting a question about it tomorrow, maybe some techy-person can help me out! Thanks for dropping by! I'll be by your blog soon :)


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