1. A digital timer. This is the first year I've used one and this guy is my new best friend. I have one student (who also hated my clouds and couldn't speak to me because I was a stranger) who will get angry and sit in the corner. I've found I can set the timer for 2 minutes and when it beeps, he is good to go as if nothing has happened.
2. Cheez-Its and Dr. Pepper. This is my every day snack at 10:00. This is something I've done for years and I still haven't gotten tired of it. I don't know what it is, but every day at 10 I am starving and shaky and this does the trick!
3. Scotch Packing Tape. This tape will hold anything together. It holds papers on the wall, even with 30 mph winds. It repairs books. Holds up bulletin boards. It's great.
4. Scentsy Warmer and bars. This thing is wonderful at covering up the smell of sweaty children and soured milk that was left in a cubby over the weekend. I like to stick with lighter, fresh scents.
What are some unusual things that you couldn't live without at work?