Math = Love: RedditGifts Teacher Exchange: My Box of Goodies

Sunday, September 14, 2014

RedditGifts Teacher Exchange: My Box of Goodies

I learned about the RedditGifts 2014 Teacher Gift program from Kathryn (@iisanumber).  After seeing some awesome gifts sent to her by a complete stranger for her classroom, I decided to sign up this year.  I asked my anonymous donor to help out with supplies for our interactive notebooks.  And, I'm so glad I did!  

My school fully supports my using interactive notebooks, but I have to provide all of the supplies for my students.  This can get a little pricey at times, but I think it's worth it.

Here's the box of goodies from my mystery donor.  Almost 12 pounds worth of INB supplies!

Dear Mystery Donor,

Thanks for going out of your way to help make math fun for my students!  I love all the supplies, and my students are going to love using them, too!  Thanks for helping make our notebooks beautiful!


Sarah (@mathequalslove)

Want to see pics of what I got?

They sent construction paper.

And pocket folders.

I may be most excited about this next one.  A plethora of post-it notes!  We can do so many fun activities with these post-it notes!

Scotch tape.  :)

Fun colored highlighters.  Yay!

Erasers for fixing mistakes.  Mistakes are good.  We learn from mistakes.  #growthmindset

And, you can never have enough glue sticks!

Colored pencils are a must for INBs.

My students have been complaining about all of our markers dying these past few weeks.  They're going to be super excited about these!

Pencils.  Why can some students never remember a pencil?

And, chalk.  There aren't any chalkboards in my classroom.  But, I'm pretty sure I saw an activity the other day that used chalk.  Now I just have to remember what activity it was...


  1. I'm so glad you signed up! You were blessed with a very generous donor! Those Post-its are fantastic; you can do some awesome color-coded things with them. For chalk, don't underestimate the ability to take the students outside on the spur-of-the-moment on a day with gorgeous weather so they can practice their math on the sidewalk. I plan on doing it now that I have an exterior door. :)

    1. The chalk would be perfect for outside! Great idea!

      I was blessed with a very generous donor! So grateful!