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Things to Keep In Your Classroom

In addition to all of the learning materials and supplies that fill your classroom, there are also other things that are good to have on hand.

101 Things to Keep in Your Classroom

Whether you’re heading back into the classroom after a summer break or stocking your room for the first time, here are 101 non-teaching-related things that are worth having at the ready.


101 Handy Items to Keep in the Classroom

  1. Acetaminophen
  2. Ibuprofen
  3. Feminine hygiene products
  4. Travel-size deodorant
  5. Lotion
  6. Snacks
  7. Mini-umbrella
  8. A change of clothes
  9. A pair of slip-on sneakers
  10. Tuna packets
  11. Cups of fruit
  12. Applesauce
  13. Small sewing kit
  14. Stain remover wipes
  15. Safety pins
  16. Tide pens
  17. Extra cups
  18. Plates
  19. Plastic utensils
  20. Eyeliner
  21. Face powder
  22. Bandaids
  23. Air freshener
  24. Coffee
  25. Candy
  26. Sweater
  27. Mints
  28. Chapstick
  29. Baby wipes
  30. Hand sanitizer
  31. Paper towels
  32. Clorox wipes
  33. Vaseline
  34. Cotton swabs
  35. Lint roller
  36. Hairspray
  37. Extra cash/coins
  38. Hair ties
  39. Toothbrush
  40. Toothpaste
  41. Bottled water
  42. Packing tape
  43. Thank You cards
  44. Eye glass repair kit
  45. Reusable bag
  46. Poncho
  47. Sunblock
  48. Toothpicks
  49. Bobby pins
  50. Dry shampoo
  51. Tums
  52. Salt
  53. Pepper
  54. Sugar
  55. Cold/Allergy relief tablet
  56. Icy hot patches
  57. Extra phone charger
  58. Sunglasses
  59. Small mirror
  60. Cough drops
  61. Nail clippers
  62. Dental floss/flossers
  63. Immodium
  64. Nail file
  65. Envelopes
  66. Screw drivers (flat head and Phillips head)
  67. Command strips
  68. Batteries
  69. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  70. Tape measure
  71. Tissues
  72. Allen wrench
  73. Contact solution
  74. Extra pair of eye glasses
  75. Dish detergent
  76. Vapor rub
  77. Tweezers
  78. Mouthwash
  79. Hammer
  80. Pliers
  81. Protein bars
  82. Extra laptop charger
  83. Garbarge bags
  84. Flashlight
  85. Duct tape
  86. Chocolate
  87. Rainboots
  88. Benadryl spray
  89. Excedrin migraine
  90. Mole skin (to cover blisters)
  91. Extra socks
  92. Brush or comb
  93. Hot cocoa
  94. Tea bags
  95. Goo Gone
  96. Binder clips
  97. Lip gloss
  98. Charging brick
  99. Spare car keys
  100. Twist ties
  101. Extra earbuds

While having a mini-fridge and a Keurig in your classroom are also ideal, there are many schools that don’t allow them. Always check with your admin before bringing things in for your room and always, always make sure that any medications are locked securely away from your students.


What’s on your list of must-have things to keep in your classroom? Share them with us! We’d love to know what makes your life easier!

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