Whether you’re hoping to snag some great books, add classroom supplies to your wish list, or just want to refresh your work wardrobe, you might find the inspiration you’re looking for in your fellow teachers’ shopping carts. 

Other teachers always have the best recommendations, which is why we’ve gathered up all the best products WeAreTeachers readers shopped for online this week.

See something you love, but it’s not in your classroom budget? Check out our tips for setting up a DonorsChoose project or an Amazon wish list.

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This is one of our favorite diverse and thoughtful Thanksgiving books, but it’s a great read to have in the classroom all year round.

Book cover for Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

All of the action in this graphic novel series for kids can turn even the most reluctant readers into book lovers.

Kinetic Sand Beach Sand Kingdom Playset

Did you know you can use kinetic sand for all sorts of learning activities? Fun kits like this can help hone math, reading, writing, creative, and fine motor skills!

Effacera Pop Fidget Spinner Toys

How cool is this blend of Pop It and spinning fidget toys? We also love the fun tie-dye pattern on this four-pack!

Learning Resources Fraction Tower

Make math lessons less frustrating with this hands-on approach. One teacher wrote in the reviews, “I used it recently with my sixth grade students in a lesson on adding fractions with different denominators, and it really helped them to be able to see the relative sizes of the fractions. Great tool.”

Mlife Pencil Grips

With thousands of 5-star reviews, it’s no wonder these pencil grips are frequently found in our shopping carts. They also work on crayons, markers, pens, and pretty much any other writing tool.

Rainbow colored draws in a rolling organizer cart

Messy classrooms are no match for organizer carts like this! Plus, we love the adorable rainbow design.

Kids easel for reading and writing center

This easel is a bit pricey, but it would make an excellent addition to a classroom literacy center.

Purple journal with a peacock illustration on cover

Why have a plain notebook when you can have one with a peacock instead? Michaels is also offering this brand with a “buy one, get one half off” deal right now!

Brown kraft paper journal notebooks with motivational messages

You can get these little journals with motivational messages in bulk as wonderful inexpensive gifts for students.

Of course, you need something to write in those journals with! This colorful set gets high praise in the reviews for not bleeding through the pages.

Multicolor retractable pens

You also can’t go wrong with this classic retractable ballpoint pen for writing with vibrant colors.

White INSWAN document camera

This is a popular choice when it comes to the best document cameras for teachers. One glowing review said, “I am a teacher and I am SO glad I made this purchase – it has been one of the best investments in my career so far (if not THE best).”

X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener

A reliable pencil sharpener can make a huge difference in the classroom. This 5-star, budget-friendly option has more than 30,000 happy customers saying it stands up to hundreds of pencils a day and works quietly. 

Lime green Trideer inflated wobble seat cushion

We had a teacher put this cushion to the test for our roundup of flexible seating options. The product only took 15 seconds to pump up, made sitting more comfortable and calming, and even held up to being jumped on.

Allbirds Women’s Tree Breezers

Finding shoes that stay comfortable while on your feet all day long is no easy task, but these stylish flats have won over countless teachers. Check out our in-depth review for more details on how well the brand holds up in a classroom.

Brown UGG Caglvan sneakers

These comfy teacher shoes are a stylish twist on the slouchy UGG boots most of us think about with this brand.

Gray Trunab Teacher Tote Bag

Need a trusty new teacher bag? This one has tons of compartments and pockets to keep all your papers, books, and devices organized while on the go.

Old Navy Mid-Rise Kicker Boot-Cut Dark-Wash Jeans

Whether you’re able to wear jeans at your school or just need a solid pair for after-work hours, this classic cut is always a flattering staple for cute outfits.

Champion beige Campus French Terry Sweatpants

This cozy loungewear is $20 off right now and will definitely keep you comfy while relaxing this winter.

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