Top 10 Teacher Classroom Supplies of 2023

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Top Teacher Classroom Supplies of 2023

1. Crayola Crayons, 24 Count Box 

Vendor: Staples

This box of 24 classic non-toxic Crayola crayons includes the following colors (plus a few more!): black, blue, brown, green, orange, red, violet, yellow, blue-green, blue-violet, carnation pink, red-orange, red-violet, white, yellow-green, and yellow-orange.

2. Wide Ruled Composition Notebook (9.75″ x 7.5″)

Vendor: Staples

Notebooks are popular teacher classroom supplies for all grades and subjects. In 2023, the award for the most purchased style of notebook goes to composition notebooks, like this 100-page black and white marble-covered composition notebook from Staples. 

3. Printer Paper

Vendor: Staples

Teachers make A LOT of copies, which is why printer paper makes this list. Staples’ bright white multi-use printer paper is acid-free and compatible with laser and inkjet printers, as well as traditional copiers. 

4. Califone Earbud E1

Teachers use headphones to help with independent learning, especially around technology in schools. The Califone E1 earbud is a lightweight set of headphones with a 3.5-foot straight cord and a 3.5mm stereo plug. The headphones are compatible with iOS, Windows, and Android-based devices including Chromebooks. Includes a 30-day warranty with school use.

5. Scholastic News, Grades 1-6

Vendor: Scholastic

Spark your students’ imaginations and increase their content knowledge with a Scholastic magazine subscription featuring interesting, grade-appropriate non-fiction articles. Minimum of 10 subscriptions per order.

6. Koss KPH7 Headphones 

Vendor: Staples

Are you sensing a theme in the teacher classroom supplies purchased this year? We have! Headphones are a very popular item. 

The second pair of headphones on our list is the Koss KPH7. These wired on-ear headphones feature a 3.5mm stereo plug and a 4-foot cord that allows students to move freely even while plugged in. 

7. Crayola Colored Pencils, 12 Count Box

Vendor: Staples

Even high schoolers need a box of colored pencils or two in their classroom. This box of 12 Crayola colored pencils includes the following colors: yellow, orange, red orange, red, yellow green, green, sky blue, blue, violet, white, brown, and black.

8. Verbatim Stereo Headset

Vendor: Staples

So many teachers are purchasing headphones for their students that this list includes three different kinds!

The final pair of headphones on our list is the Verbatim Stereo headset which features on-ear headphones, an adjustable comfort headband, and a rotatable microphone that can be moved out of the way when not in use. The cable is 5.5 feet and features a 3.5mm audio jack.

9. Science Spin, Grades 3-6

Vendor: Scholastic

Science Spin magazine can help introduce students to real-world applications of science and engineering in a fun and approachable way. Each subscription includes print and digital resources for in-class use. 

10. Crayola Kid’s Markers, 10 Count Box

Vendor: Staples

A large percentage of’s teachers work at the elementary level, so naturally markers made the list of the top teacher classroom supplies of 2023. 

Crayola’s broad-line markers are washable and can be removed from skin, tables, and clothes. Included colors: black, blue, brown, gray, green, pink, purple, red, yellow, and orange.

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