You Need Classroom Supply Icons BUNDLE

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Do your students ask about supplies, directions, or where to sit even though you JUST gave directions?

It happens to ALL of us! Preventing that chaos is cake with these "You need" icons!

Displaying icons rather than relying solely on verbal directions allow for your students to become more independent in ensuring that they are prepared for lessons in your classroom. Providing visuals is also a great support for English Language Learners and students with Special Education accommodations. Supply Icons also save teachers a hefty slice of sanity because they eliminate the need to repeat, repeat, repeat directions and continuously answer questions about what supplies are needed!

In this bundle, you will find the following:

  • Student Supplies- 51 icons including scissors, backpack, snack, water bottle, supply pouches and caddies, tape, staplers, paper clips, binder clips, and more!
  • Writing Utensils- Anything and everything your students can write with, including individually colored crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens, and highlighters
  • Notebooks- 236 different labeled notebooks including spirals, composition notebooks, binders, textbooks, workbooks, two pocket folders, and file folders
  • Editable Icons- 65 different icons in a variety of colors ready to be customized by you! This is a PowerPoint file with pre-formatted text boxes ready to go.
  • Art Supplies- Art class specific supplies including different colored paints and brushed, oil pastels, and more
  • Math Manipulatives- 35 Math specific icons including calculators, grid paper, hundreds and multiplication charts, dice, dominoes, and more
  • Science Materials- 44 Science Lab specific icons including flasks, graduated cylinders, aprons, gloves, batteries, hot plates, and more
  • Technology- 20 Tech specific icons including an iPad, cell phone, printer, headphones, earbuds, USB, and MP3 player
  • Growth Mindset Numbers- 21 icons displaying positive classroom qualities like leadership, effort, creativity, bright ideas, and more
  • Numbers- Numbers 1-12 in 46 different styles for you to number visual directions or display a needed amount
  • Workspace Options- 26 icons to display for various workspaces including working by yourself, with a partner, in a group, at your desk, on the floor, in flexible seating, etc.
  • Australian, Canadian, and UK Spellings- 30 icons with updated spellings to fit teachers in Australia, Canada, and the UK including coloured pencils, grey supplies, textas, etc.
  • Bulletin Board Letters- 9 different options for posting "You Need" or "You'll Need" in your classroom
  • Tips and Tricks Guide- A guide filled with ideas for use and storage of your icons


Looking for a few less icons, or just the BASICS? Check it out HERE!

Looking for this product in SPANISH? Check it out HERE!

Looking for a DIGITAL version of this product? Check it out HERE!


Icon FAQ 

Q: How do you get the letters on the board?

A: The letters in the cover photo, originally posted to my Instagram, are made from adhesive vinyl that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The ones included in the product are intended to be printed and then cut. You can stick them to your board with magnetic tape, Velcro, or regular Scotch tape!

Q: How do you prep the icons you use in your classroom?

A: I am a print-cut-laminate-cut girl! I like to know that when I prep my icons they will last me the entire year without fail. By printing on cardstock, cutting, and then laminating, it guarantees the thickest possible product! This is just my personal preference and they have held up for several years in my classroom while being regularly used by myself and students.

Q: Can I use my Cricut or Silhouette to cut out my icons?

A: Yes. While I LOVE my Silhouette dearly, I do cut my own icons out by hand and with a Fiskars personal paper slicer. The included files are not SVGs, but can still be cut out. Check out @cricutfortheclassroom on Instagram for help with cutting out the icons. She has done an excellent tutorial that will walk you through all of the necessary steps!

Q: How did you make the icons stick?

A: I am fortunate enough to have a magnetic dry erase board, so I used thin magnetic tape from Lakeshore Learning Store. It comes on a roll like regular tape and is more thin and flexible than your typical magnetic rolls. If your board is NOT magnetic, strips of Velcro are a great solution! You can also display the icons under a document camera or set them on a certain spot on your chalk rail. If none of these options are right for you but you have a projector in your classroom, try the Digital Icons!

Q: Where is the pocket from that holds all of your icons?

A: The pouch in the picture is from The Container Store. They are still for sale online (I've had mine for years and it has had many different uses) by searching "magnetic pouch." It is the medium size shown on the website!

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