Saturday, 18 February 2012
My Teaching Bag
I am linking up with the Clutter-Free Classroom thanks to Mrs. Polands blog at Think, Wonder, & Teach! She just got a new teaching bag from Thirty One and I am jealous! It has a beautiful print and looks like it is a great size for all of the necessities.
But here is my teaching bag:
It is large enough to hold my lunch, ipad, and binder.
It has lots of zippered pockets to hold my pens and pencils, cell phone, keys, and hand sanitizer.
It is a pretty color. I heart lavender, I even had a student ask me this week if purple was my favorite color (he thought he was being smart because my cardigan and shirt were bright purple). I responded with no silly where would you get that idea in my most sarcastic tone.
What do I wish was different about my bag.....
I wish that I had a matching lunch bag :( However I am looking into sewing my own lunch bag and I will find coordinating fabrics.
I also wish that I had a different coffee mug. I recently made a huge mess in my bag because my mug went on its side and got everything wet. Sadly my old notebook, The Help, and part of my agenda were victims in this tragedy. I would love to find a mug that does not leak, or a bag that has a seat belt for untrusted mugs. However, the mess did force me to throw out some junk that had accumulated in my bag so it is actually very organized right now.
Do I dare show you inside my bag...
Well yes you can see inside my bag. It has a lot of my teaching essentials, but I will prove it to you.
I have my notebook, this is used to make notes/observations throughout the day.
My Ipad! I cant live without it.
Hand sanitizer... because of the gross germs out there.
Graphing calculator. I never know what I am teaching and this has come in handy lots.
Water bottle. I just purchased a new sleeve for my metal water bottle because I was having issues with it "sweating" all over my bag. The sleeve just goes over the bottle and collects any "sweat" or in science terms "condensation" from the water and saves my bag from the mess.
I will still be on the look out for a new lunch bag and coffee mug. Any suggestions?
My head bands are almost finished so I will post my pictures soon!