The "personal stuff" you keep in your classroom / office.

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  1. MsWK

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    What kind of personal things do you keep in your classroom or office? Stuff for emergencies? Stuff to make your day smoother? Stuff to remind you of home?

    I keep:

    • Tampons
    • Advil / Tylenol / Alka-Seltzer, Decongestant
    • Lotion
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Nail file
    • Sewing kit
    • Safety pins
    • Extra outfit (Comfy pants, tank, sweater, underwer & socks)
    • Umbrella
    • Lightweight jacket for days it's chilly and I didn't expect it
    • Chocolate, lots of chocolate
    • Spare change for the vending machines
    • Personal ink pens, pencils, etc., because the ones my school supplies are crap
    • A few breakfast / lunch items: tuna, soup, cans of V8, granola bars, crackers, snacks, etc.

    Okay, I think that's about it. I don't have a lot of personal items as far as decorations go... it's mostly just "in case of emergency" kind-of stuff.
     
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    framed picture of my son
    toothbrush and toothpaste
    deodorant
    mints
    (notice an odor theme here? :lol:)
    refrigerator with water, yogurt, apples, salad dressing, chocolate
    granola bars
     
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    Deo
    personal items
    lotion
    germ x
    extra set of clothes
    my personal items for grading papers etc.. all needed office items we have to buy them
    Lunch money
    mints
    cough drops
    head ache med.
    lord i could go on and on
     
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    Headache and cold medicine
    ice/heat pack
    lotion
    change
    chocolate candy
    healthy snacks
    my own office supplies
    drinks-water, gatorade, soda

    I like the extra change of clothes idea, and the deodorant. Its mighty hot in FL that first month of school. I may just have to do that.
     
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    I don't originally think of bringing anything. The first time I need it, I know to bring it the next day and keep it there the rest of the year.
     
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    I keep:

    a change of clothes
    bottled water
    granola bars
    spare change (except I constantly spend it)
    hand sanitizer
    more hand sanitizer
    camera
    notebook
    a little bit more hand sanitizer
    a photo each of my niece, nephew, cat, dog, and horse
    a framed photo of the class I had my first year of teaching
     
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    my own box of kleenex
    tylenol
    deoderant
    bottled water in my mini fridge
    pepsi in my mini fridge
    crackers
    chocolate
    hand lotion
    hand sanitizer
    cough drops/peppermints
    sweater
    change of clothes
    tea bags and a mug
    splenda
    umbrella
     
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    In the fridge - water, diet drinks and frozen meals
    Other stuff -
    100 Cal snacks
    Cereal bars
    Sharpies of all colors
    My camera is with me off and on
    CD's/music for naptime
    feminine stuff in the bathroom
    I'm sure I have more of my stuff here and there.
     
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    I hadn't thought of all that, but all of those are great ideas! Guess my shopping list just got bigger!
     
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    I keep:

    Snacks and drinks (Coke, fruit cups, chips, Milanos, etc)
    feminine products
    Motrin
    toothpaste and toothbrush
    sweater
    hand lotion
    office supplies
    spare change for when I run out of Cokes and need to buy one from the vending machine :)
     
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    -Various types of medicines
    -Chapstick
    -Wrinkle spray
    -lint remover
    -toothbrush & toothpaste
    -non-perishable snacks/food
    -lighter
    -small tools (screwdriver, hammer etc)
    -feminine items
    -house shoes (leftovers from slipper day, but kept them in there for a just in case day).
    -hair brush & hair ties
    -body spray
    -deoderant
    -tide to go pen
    -petroleum jelly & q tips (give this to the kids when they have chapped lips)
     
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    Shout wipes. Tide To Go stick.
     
  14. EMonkey

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    Granola
    Tools (hammer, screwdriver)
    Tampons
    Hand sanitizer
    moisterizer
    snack food
    Water bottle
    cups
    exacto knife
    ibuprophine
    toothbrush, dental floss, and toothpaste
    photos of family
     
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    I'm pretty sure this is the one thing that I always have with me in my personal stash at school! :lol: Glad to see that I'm not alone :D
     
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    Pictures and art of my own children
    a picture of me when I was my students age
    Advil/Aleve
    Tampons/Underwear
    water bottles + crystal light packages in various flavors
    change for vending machines
    Kens steakhouse butermilk ranch dressing
    batteries + flashlight
    salt shaker
    ice packs in my fridge
     

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