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    26 Genius Teacher Supplies That Will Start The School Year Right

    Attention parents: buy these for the teacher in your life now.

    1. Balancing cushions, which provide flexible seating for children and helps them focus.

    2. These scoop rockers, which can also create more flexible seating options.

    3. Fraction pencils.

    4. Dry erase handwriting tape.

    5. Some colorful car wash mitts that make whiteboard erasing fun.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A dry erase tray to hold all your colorful car wash mitts.

    Get it for $5.46 from Amazon.

    7. Giant mechanical pencils with extra thick lead that's less prone to breakage.

    8. Magnetic whiteboard erasers.

    9. A pack of erasable pens in pretty colors.

    These pens both write and erase beautifully (they are also just hands-down my favorite pens ever — I discovered them in Japan years ago!)

    Get a pack of 7 from Amazon for $9.06.

    10. Address labels so you can label EVERYTHING.

    You can get 3,000 labels for $20.89 from Amazon.

    11. Eraser storage you can mount to the side of your desk.

    12. Hooks for cinder blocks.

    Here's a promising review: "Where have these things been all my life? I have an office that used to be a classroom and is 100% block wall. I have a house that is old and has lathe/plaster walls. I've constantly been having trouble hanging pictures and other things. NO MORE! These tap into the wall very easily and can hold a lot of weight." - JB

    They do leave marks on the walls, though.

    They're $7.66 for a pack of 39 from Amazon.

    13. Jumbo dice within dice.

    14. A set of four buzzers that make group activities more fun.

    15. A wireless doorbell with changeable chimes.

    16. Lock and key sets that can be used for math problem solving games as well as fine motor skills.

    Read about how Differentiated Kindergarten uses them here.

    You can get the key fobs for $5.07 from Amazon for a set of 50.

    17. Kwikstix tempera paint sticks that are way less messy than actual paints.

    18. LEGO mats.

    19. Salt shakers for glitter.

    20. Dry erase board sheets that you can stick anywhere.

    They're reusable, easy to move, and can be grouped together to make one giant temporary whiteboard.

    Get at 20-sheet roll from Amazon for $49.95.

    21. A laminating machine that lets you make reusable worksheets and classroom decor that stands the test of time.

    This one is $33.58 from Amazon.

    22. Rainbow washi tape to help label things like Chromebooks and headphones.

    23. Colorful letter stickers for bottle caps for DIY word building games.

    24. Oil-based Sharpies for writing kids' names on desks.

    25. Cookie sheet trays that you can use with magnetic letters.

    26. A mug that keeps you sane.

    Available for $11.99 from Amazon.

    Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.