Sarah Gietschier-Hartman is a physical educator at Wydown Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also a collaborator for PHYSEDagogy, a blog dedicated to discussing best practices in the modern physical education classroom. Their team organizes The #PhysEdSummit, a free, 24-hour online conference for health and physical educators. When she is not teaching 6th and 7th grade #PhysEd, you can find her on a playground with her sons, Joey and Max.
The Bag: - My Jansport backpack I love my backpack. It's the just-right shade of purple and was a birthday gift from my mom and sister last year. It has the perfect amount of pockets for me!
My notebooks and folders I keep track of everything on paper. My notebooks have lesson ideas, rubrics, and activities from conferences I've attended, and my folders contain all kinds of info about TGfU and standards-based instruction.
My wallet My striped wallet is always in my bag because I don't like bringing a purse to school. I try to take only two bags to school each day, my backpack and my lunch.
My pencil pouch My Zipit pencil pouch is full of pens, highlighters, and Post-its.
My keys My lanyard has two keys, a keycard to enter my building, and a Fox 40 Sonik whistle. My daily class schedule is taped to my keycard, which is super helpful since I have two schedules.
My essentials I always have Peanuts Gang tissues, a Sweet Mint EOS lip balm, and deodorant. My mom (ahem, I mean, Santa) gives me tissues in my Christmas stocking every year! Deodorant is a must-have in St. Louis, where the spring and summer temps are pretty brutal and our weather changes hourly.
My UE Boom Wireless Speaker and case This summer I purchased a refurbished UE Boom speaker from Amazon. Buying a refurbished speaker saved me a ton of money and now I can play REALLY LOUD music anywhere I want! (Sorry neighbors!)
My MacBook Pro Every teacher in my school district has a MacBook Pro. I use mine constantly for email, Google Drive, and Tweetdeck. Most residents of Missouri hate the University of Kansas, so I rep my alma mater as much as I can! (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!)
My Cocoon Grid-It This is a must-have item for organizing your chargers, cords, and tech gadgets. I label my gadgets with dill pickle (my favorite food) duct tape. My favorite gadget is my KMASHI battery brick. It charges quickly and holds its charge for what seems like forever.
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