Mar 14, 2017

What's in my teacher's bag?

Hi friends! Today's post is for my fellow teachers. I love seeing what's in other teacher's bags so I thought I would share what's in mine! Let me know if you want to see what's in my purse! :)

We have to start with the bag, of course. I always change up my handbags and my totes are no exception. Currently I am using my Totes Y'all Vanderbilt tote from Draper James. I adore anything Reese Witherspoon creates so when I saw this on the Draper James website, I knew I had to have it. You can find this bag here

Now let's look at what all I carry with me to and from school.

I always have a notebook with me so I can jot down ideas and to do lists. I found this Lilly Pulitzer one at Swoozies. I also carry my school planner with me. I talk about how I use a regular planner for lessons over on my teaching blog here. I used to use these types of planners as lesson planners but we started using Planbook at my school this year, so now I just do lesson plans online. If you want to see how I made lesson plans in planners in the past, you can read this post

I always carry around a copy of the common core standards. I'm currently working on academic vocabulary cards for these standards so I like having a physical copy of them with me even though you can find them online. I always use this site because they are laid out in an easy to see format. 

I ALWAYS carry this book in my teacher bag. If you follow my teacher instagram, you know how obsessed I am with this book. Hands down the best professional development book out there. Jennifer just published a writing version of this book and it's equally amazing. Love, love, love! If you don't own this book, click here and purchase it. You will not regret it!

I also like to carry around my laptop and phone (of course!). Sometimes I end up going somewhere after school and if I have any down time, I don't want to be without my computer in case I have some time to work. I bought this small macbook right after Christmas in rose gold and absolutely love it. It's very lightweight so it's easy to travel with! 

I always keep this small bag inside to carry pens, highlighters, etc. I just love this bag. It was a free gift with purchase on the Lilly Pulitzer website back in the summer. 

I always make sure I keep spare ponytail holders in this bag. I HATE when you have the feeling that you need to put your hair up but don't have anything to use. 

The bag has two small compartments on the side and I use them to keep page flags, post its, and paper clips. 

So that's what's in my teacher bag (for the moment, anyways!) What do you carry in yours? I'd love to know! Leave a comment below so we can all get some new ideas! 


  1. I also hate that feeling of not having a ponytail holder when you really need one! Seems like the times I really need one I don't have one, but the times I don't need one I have plenty! ☺ Cute bag, thanks for sharing! Would like to see what you keep in your purse too! ������

  2. Where did you get your planner? Its super cute!! :)

  3. Where did you get your planner? It is super cute!! :)



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