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Old 07-11-2007, 08:10 PM
missannierella missannierella is offline
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2/3 GATE Teacher
"Teacher Shower" Ideas?

Hi everyone!

When my Aunt found out that I got my first teaching job (Yey me!) she asked if she could throw me a "teacher shower".... kinda like a baby shower, but centered around teacher things (I guess).

She's asking for my wish list ~ but of course, I have no clue what to ask for!! I've browsed through all the teacher magazines, this site, and all the other sites I know of... yet the only things I have on my list are "used games" and "used books."

I'll be teaching 5th grade, and the former teacher didn't leave ANYTHING. I have some shelving/storage, a desk, and... as of now, my sanity.

Any ideas on what I could add to my list?!?!

My mentor didn't think a nice pair of shoes and a spa treatment were first year necessaties like I did

Old 07-11-2007, 08:24 PM
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mstnteacherlady mstnteacherlady is offline
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books for your classroom library; anything related to supplies - pencils, scissors, glue, good ink pens for you!, copy paper, good stapler...anything you think you might have to use!; pocket charts - if you want to use them; folders - file and pocket folders; bulletin board supplies; stickers; teaching charts; dry erase markers (or chalk, depending on your boards) and erasers; rubber stamps...

There are so many different things you could add! Think about what you might need and that's what you should add!
Old 07-11-2007, 09:16 PM
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Tasha Tasha is offline
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The Lakeshore (lakeshorelearning.com) site might be a good place to start. I would ask that guests bring their favorite book for - grade (since you are upper elementary it could be favorite chapter book). Another thing you might want is overhead math manipulatives - overhead math. Another generic idea is storage containers, you will find a use for every shape and size possible The teacher stamps at lakeshore are great too and would be a great gift.
Old 07-11-2007, 09:18 PM
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this teacher shower sounds like fun!!! I wish I had one. I think you can ask for books, like mstnteacherlady says ask for supplies-paper, markers, crayons, stapler, dry erase markers, etc. you can go to a teacher store & browse...you could google classroom supplies for your grd level & I'm sure you will find some things other teachers have bought. good luck & have funnnnn!!!!!!
Old 07-11-2007, 09:20 PM
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Gift cards for teacher supply stores
Gift cards for Borders/Barnes & Noble
Desk drawer organizers
Rolling cart (Office Depot)
Laser pointer (my kids LOVE this!)
Nice file dividers/hanging files for desk drawers
Starbuck's cards to keep up your stamina!!
Old 07-11-2007, 09:30 PM
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Writing activity books
posters, posters, posters
E-Z grader
briefcase or other sturdy bag
Cute desk decorations
note paper
hall / bathroom passes
travel size things like hairspray, wet wipes, etc...

I hope that all helps.

Old 07-11-2007, 09:50 PM
missannierella missannierella is offline
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Oh my goodness, you guys are fabulous!!! So many things I didn't even think about...

I really like the idea of each guest bringing their favorite book ~ I'll pass that on to her as a "party idea".

These are just awesome!! It looks like there will be 20-30 people (already 15 confirmed)... any more ideas?

I knew I asked the right people!!
Old 07-11-2007, 09:53 PM
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2nd & 3rd Grade Multiage
Stationery - like a notepad with your name on top ?
Old 07-11-2007, 11:37 PM
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I wish someone had done something like this for me!
Old 07-12-2007, 04:21 AM
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5th Grade Teacher
Colored copy paper
stamps & ink pads
hot glue gun
staple gun
pocket charts

Good luck! That is so awesome that you get something like that!

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