5th Grade Teacher Amazon Wish List

I am super excited to announce that I landed my first full-time job as a 5th grade teacher at a private school. Throughout my undergraduate career, I volunteered for an organization that promoted emotional, intellectual, and social growth for at-risk migrant children. I absolutely loved my experience working with this organization and the children. Because of my love for working with the children, I decided to pursue a full-time teaching career. 

Here's my 5th Grade Teacher Amazon Wish List:

Hello Sunshine Teacher Planner

One of the main things I need is a teacher planner. (If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!) I saw this one on Amazon-- it has everything I need. Or, at least, I think I need. I also love the  cover. It's so fun!

*Update: I purchased the Big Happy Teacher Planner. I am thrilled with my decision! I love that I can purchase inserts and stickers to help me maximize time and space. I am hoping to get my hands on this sticker packet before the school year starts.

I have heard such great things about these pens. I am so excited to get my hands on these. I hear they are perfect for grading.

*Update: I picked a huge pack up at Sam's Club. I can see what all of the hype is about. I can't wait to use these to grade papers. 

Lilly Pulitzer Clipboard Folio

While browsing Amazon for clipboards, I came across this one from Lilly Pulitzer. I am obsessed! I love the colorful pattern. It also has a pad folio inside for all of my PD notes. Yes, please!!

3 Tier Stackable Letter Trays

This will definitely come in handy when organizing papers. I can use it for students to turn in homework, tests, etc. Or, I can use it on my desk to store papers that I need to copy or papers I need to grade. I definitely plan on ordering a few of these if my school doesn't already provide them.

Scotch Thermal Laminator Combo Pack

I recently joined a Facebook Group called Not So Wimpy 5th Grade Teachers. I stated that I was a first-year teacher and was in need of some recommendations for things I should purchase. More than 50% of responders suggested I purchase a laminator to keep at home. 

Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens

These pens will be great for planning. They're super smooth.

Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

I'm sure my IT Department will have one of these, but if not, I plan on purchasing my own. This will allow my to connect my personal laptop with projector/smart board.

Sproutbrite Classroom Decoration Banner Poster Pack - Growth Mindset Wall Display

And, of course, as a first-year teacher, I am in need of some decor. With my background in psychology, I've learned a lot about the importance of growth mindsets and want my students to know what it means to have one. This poster would look super cute in my classroom.

*Update: I went to Hobby Lobby today and wrote down a few more things that I want for my classroom. They have the cutest signs and door decorations. I'm hoping to pick some stuff up within the next few weeks and share a haul with y'all.

I am so excited to be a 5th Grade teacher. Throughout the rest of the summer, I plan on doing more blog posts revolving around my career.


  1. Congrats on getting a job teaching 5th grade, that's so exciting! I got Papermate inkjoy pens recently and I didn't know I was missing something in my life til now. I'm always sceptical about buying pens as I'm left handed and hate the smudge.

    1. Thank you so much!! I know what you mean! Try the flair pens-- you won't regret it. Hope you're staying safe.