The best Prime Day deals for teachers, starting at $6: Only a few more hours to save!
As a former teacher, I know that summer brings little actual downtime for teachers. When they're not tutoring, teaching summer school, leading camps or juggling side gigs, they're outfitting their classrooms for the fall. We'd love to see them do it without breaking the bank. I talked to teachers about what's on their wish/needs list. Turns out, many of their most-wanted items are majorly on sale for Prime Day 2. Whether you're shopping for your family or a teacher in your life, you can take advantage of these discounts — extra deep because of overstock across the retail industry — till midnight.
Erase 75% off these dry erase markers
Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, 36 Count
I've tossed countless dry erase duds in my time, but Expo dry erase markers tend to last. That's why teachers ask for Expo by name, and this 36-pack is a total steal right for Prime Day at just $16 (was $66).
One of the 16,700-plus five-star reviewers said, "As a teacher, I prefer Expo. It's like Crayola vs RoseArt. We all know there's a quality difference. I specifically bought these for my son when his teacher requested new dry erase markers. Since I know personally the quality difference (longevity, easy to remove, doesn't stain, caps easily, doesn't dry out within a few minutes) I splurged on these. If you also love the teachers in your kids lives (they love your kids 8 hours a day), spare them a headache and get Expo brand."
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Highlight this: Get 71% off!
Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip
My personal fave, Sharpie highlighters are bright, long-lasting and won't muddy up what's written beneath. No wonder they've racked up an overall 4.8 rating from some 4,000 reviewers. One teacher raves: These highlighters leave a rich color that is sheer enough to see through. I love them. I am a teacher, and I bought this large pack to have my students work on highlighting the parts of their essays. They are PERFECT. Highly recommend!"
Craft tape for $2 a roll
Masking Tape, 3 Rolls
Masking tape is a must in the classroom, for temporary hanging, making artwork, labeling and much more. Stock up while these are marked down. Writes a fan: "Art teacher approved," A fourth-grade teacher added, "This tape tears easily, is the perfect texture for writing on. I love the fact that it states it will not leave a sticky residue when removing."
A magical $21 notebook
Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook
Every teacher deserves a personal secretary. This letter-size notebook/calendar is the next best thing. It can be used, scanned and wiped clean again and again — and it's 42% off!
One thrilled shopper wrote: "Seriously the best invention ever!! It combines...weekly calendar pages, to-do/project list, monthly calendar, grid/graph paper, and notebook paper. As a high school teacher, I love planning lesson plans in my Rocketbook Fusion by week and month — I know assessment dates and it's easy to plan the standards/learning targets to cover. I also use the graph paper to create math worksheets for students...App is super easy to use: The camera hovers over the Rocketbook pages and scans via the QR cloud."
Shave 60% off this X-Acto sharpener
Electric Pencil Sharpener
Leave it to blade-master X-Acto to make a fierce pencil sharpener. And it's got 6,600 five-star ratings. One very impressed pleased teacher wrote: "This is an extremely quiet and effective pencil sharpener. I am a teacher and most pencil sharpeners either work well but are very loud or are quiet but aren't powerful enough. This is by far the best sharpener I've used!"
Six cents a wipe!
Let's face it, there will always be germs and thus always a need for disinfectant wipes in the classroom. Get a whopping 61% off this bundle of 15 Clorox wipes for Prime Day! "
Fidget fun, $4 each
Sensory Fidget Tubes
Younger children especially crave calming sensory play in the classroom. Keep them in a quiet time corner, in every student's desk, or in the classroom prize box. This colorful four-pack, now just $24, is appropriate for students over age 3.
One five-star reviewer reports, "The kids in my classroom were all about these sensory tubes as soon as they caught sight of the box. The fascination remains, even after a number of weeks; the one with a button at the base which manipulates the water and/or propels bits of glitter in mesmerizing swirls of lux is by far the favorite of the 4 options...Great products at a surprisingly low cost. I'll likely purchase another set for other classrooms to enjoy."
72 markers at 71% off
For permanent markings, Sharpie pens are a teacher favorite. I used these in the classroom and still use them almost daily with my child for rock art, card making, mixed media, making knockoff Shrinky Dinks (tip: just buy plastic sheets), even drawing good-luck messages on her for swim meets. So nab all the Sharpies you could ever want now for just $13 (was $54). As one of the 6,000-plus five-star fans put it: "This is an impulse buy I don't regret. This box really covers a near life-time supply of Sharpies with all the variety and colors any person - from average to artist - might need. I do recommend it if you’re in the market for Sharpies."
Zoom in on this $24 microscope
Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit
A good classroom investigation often includes a closer look, and perhaps even a Petri dish. Preschoolers and grade-schoolers alike will adore collecting samples and creating and viewing slides with this $24 microscope kit, adored by 17,700 fans.
"Great beginner microscope," writes an informed shopper. "I have a degree in biology..., so I have plenty of experience using lab-quality microscopes. This microscope produces a reasonable level of clarity and magnification...This is more than good enough to introduce your child (or even adults) to the world of microscopy. The kit is great, and will give the user plenty of things to do with the microscope. A few prepared slides, and tools to make some simple slides of your own are included, along with the brine shrimp kit...A few tips: make sure that what you are trying to view is in the center of the aperture (where the light comes through), and always start on the lowest magnification."
Recommended for ages 5 to 12.
Less than 50 cents a pop!
Popcorners Snack Pack, 20 count
Forgot to pack a snack? You'll be grateful to have a stash of these on-hand. Nab 20 packs for $12! One pleased parent writes, "Great taste. Whitout lots of unhealthy staff like the other snacks. My kids love it!
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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24-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD Fire TV
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Bigasuo Upgrade HD Bluetooth Projector with Built in DVD Player, $140 with on-page coupon (was $250), amazon.com
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Headphones and earbuds
T6 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
Apple AirPods Pro, $199 (was $249), amazon.com
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, $227 (was $350), amazon.com
JBL LIVE 300 Premium True Wireless Headphones, $89 (was $150), amazon.com
TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds, $24 with on-page coupon (was $50), amazon.com
Jabra Elite 4 Active in-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds, $100 (was $120), amazon.com
Tablets and tech
HP 2020 Flagship 14 Chromebook Laptop Computer, $162 (was $217), amazon.com
Motorola One 5G Ace, $310 (was $400), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, $136 (was $160), amazon.com
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $114 (was $150), amazon.com
Halo View Fitness Tracker, $45 (was $80), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm Smartwatch, $300 (was $350), amazon.com
Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell, $119 (was $199), amazon.com
Echo Dot 4th Gen
YoLink Mini Plug, $22 (was $30), amazon.com
SimplySmart Home PhotoShare Friends and Family Smart Digital Photo Frame, $133 (was $180), amazon.com
Google Nest Thermostat, $100 (was $130), amazon.com
eero 6+ dual-band mesh, $194 (was $299), amazon.com
Benvo Weighted Ropeless Jump Rope, $12 (was $14), amazon.com
Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum
OKP K3 Robot Vacuum and Mop, $120 with on-page coupon (was $420), amazon.com
Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit Vacuum Hose Attachment, $11 (was $20), amazon.com
Whall Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $112 with on-page coupon (was $400), amazon.com
Bissell 2999 MultiClean Allergen Pet Vacuum, $140 (was $196), amazon.com
eufy by Anker, RoboVac G30, $180 (was $319), amazon.com
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4.2-quart Air Fryer
Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet, $20 (was $30), amazon.com
Ninja BL770 Mega Kitchen System, $160 (was $200), amazon.com
Mialoe Portable Blender, $22 (was $26), amazon.com
Ninja SP301 Dual Heat Air Fry Countertop 13-in-1 Oven, $95 (was $130), amazon.com
Black+Decker Crush Master 10-Speed Blender, $33 (was $50), amazon.com
Ninja OL601 Foodi XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker, $200 (was $320), amazon.com
GE Food Processor, $99 (was $159), amazon.com
Instant Pot Duo Plus 6, $99 (was $130), amazon.com
Regenerist Retinol Night Moisturizer
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AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush, $40 (was $60), amazon.com
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Women's Yoga Pants with Pockets
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BB DAKOTA by Steve Madden Women's Fields of Gold Dress, $41 (was $69), amazon.com
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Bedding and home
Queen Size Bed Sheet Set
Meritlife Queen Size All Season Quilted Down Alternative Comforter, $30 with on-page coupon (was $70), amazon.com
LuxClub 6pc King Bamboo Sheet Set, $38 (was $62), amazon.com
Command Picture Hanging Strips, $3 (was $6), amazon.com
Fern and Willow Pillows, $27.50 (was $50), amazon.com
Madison Park Full/Queen Quilt Set Cottage Coastal Design, $83 (was $120), amazon.com
Lawn and garden
Katchy Automatic Indoor Insect and Flying Bugs Trap, $36 with on-page coupon (was $48), amazon.com
Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Water Resistant Comfortable Kneeling Pad, $19 (was $33), amazon.com
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