Things to Keep in Your Teacher Bag

Teachers carry a lot of weight on their shoulders – quite literally when it comes to what they keep in their teacher bag!

If you’re not sure what to keep in your bag or just want to change things up, get inspired by the suggestions and ideas below!

They’re teacher-tested and approved!

Teacher Bag Items

Get ready to create the ultimate teacher supply bag with this list of must-have items!

  • Pens of different colors
  • Advil and/or Tylenol
  • Sharpies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Small notebooks
  • Laptop charger
  • Portable mouse
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Snacks
  • Chocolate
  • Tape
  • Sugar packets
  • Ketchup packets
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rubberbands
  • Construction paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair ties
  • Water bottle
  • Flash drive
  • Planner
  • Masks
  • Baby wipes
  • Hairbrush
  • Gum
  • Binder clips
  • Lip gloss
  • Sticky notes
  • Calculator
  • iPad charger
  • Paperback book
  • Calendar
  • Masking tape
  • Mints
  • Tums
  • Paperclips
  • Lanyard with a whistle
  • Harmonica
  • Highlighters
  • Bandaids
  • Cough drops
  • Extra socks
  • Measuring tape
  • White-out
  • Earbuds
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Choosing a Teacher Bag

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When selecting a teacher bag it’s important to consider three things:

  • Durability
  • Space/Compartments
  • Ease of transporting

While there are many cute bags out there, not all of them are appropriate for use as a teacher bag. Make sure that the one you select has the space, durability, and ease of transporting that will make it a favorite for years to come.

Here are some of our favorites:

1. Lovevook Laptop Backpack

This one has plenty of space and the backpack design makes it easy to carry around without it putting too much weight on one shoulder. The charging port is an added bonus!

2. DRHONY Teacher Laptop Tote Bag

We’re suckers for compartments and this teacher tote bag has a ton! Its flat bottom makes it perfect for books, binders, and more! Did we mention the compartments though?!

3. Laptop Bag

Pretty and practical, this backpack holds up to a 15″ laptop and a bunch of other things. The wide opening design makes it easy to get to things and the multitude of pockets and compartments ensures that everything has a place.

4. Steve Madden Carry-on

A carry-on may seem excessive for use as a teacher bag, but it’s actually the best of both worlds. It has a ton of storage, wheels for easy transporting in and out of the classroom, and is compact enough that you store it in a classroom cabinet or under your desk. This one is super cute!

5. Collapsible Crate

If you need something that’s easy to store when it’s not in use, this collapsible crate might just be the answer! It has wheels for easy maneuvering and plenty of storage for all of the things you need to take to and from school!

What are your favorite things to keep in your teacher bag? Do you have a tote that you absolutely love? Share with us! We’d love to know what works for you!




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