My Teacher Bag
I am linking up with Teacher by the Beach for a great Linky on Teacher Bags.
I didn't realize until about 5 years ago (half-way through my career at this point) how important a teacher bag was. I was just using whatever I happened to have handy.
My first teacher bag was my fancy backpack from high school.
It has durability factor that ROCKS and real backpacking straps for all those papers that I carry around. However, it seriously lacked organization.
As a result, I switched last year to this beauty:
I paid a little extra to have my name put on it. I love all the pockets. You can see one holding my paper clip box. I keep notepads and sticky notes in a side pocket as well as an extra phone charger. I always take my teacher binder with me EVERYWHERE because you never know when you might have a minute. The only other staple always in this bag is my pen case, which has flash drives, pens, pencils, highlighters, and bigger binder clips.
I now swear by the Organizing Utility Tote from 31. I own not only the one pictured above but I own two others. In fact, I just this spring got a new one with the zipper top in citrus medallion. I'm not sure if it will become the new teacher bag or not. Right now it is my Disney pre-packing stash.
The other one is my older bag, which I use for whatever my current project is: track, scouts, National Honors Society, etc. It is currently holding extra school stuff that I am working on.