Supplies in demand - Best teacher tested classroom supplies

Need classroom products but don’t have the budget? To help you make the best back-to-school purchases, we asked teachers to test dozens of supplies in their classrooms. Here’s what they found worked best.

Photography by Michael Alberstat | Props styling by Stephanie Saunders/Judy Inc.
Produced by Dana Dougherty Reinke.

Awesome arts and crafts - 'Loved the scissors and their comfortable grip. Loved the colors and the portability of the caddy' - Irene Dembekl, OCT, Sudbury Catholic DSB

Floral Fun border, Creative Teaching Press


Brush Tip Permanent Markers, Sharpie

$14.39 for 12

Dots on Turquoise designer letters, Creative Teaching Press


Rulers with Microban, Westcott

$1.49 each

Model Magic (2-lb resealable bucket), Crayola


Bookmark index cards, Oxford


Scissors caddy, Westcott


Dots on Turquoise spot stickers, Creative Teaching Press


Splat! erasers, Westcott

$2.79 for 3

Coloured pencils, Crayola

$5.49 for 24

Washable SuperTips, markers, Crayola

$5.99 for 20

Scissors , Westcott


Paint brushes, Acme


Washable paint, Crayola

$3.99 each

Magnetic Mini Pockets, Learning Resources

$12.99, set of 6

Washable watercolour paints, Crayola


Egg Ohs!, handwriting grips, Abilitations

$7.99 for 3

Heavy-duty mounting tape, Scotch


Shaker-top glitter, School Smart

$12.79 for 12


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