New teacher shower ideas


New teacher shower ideas

New teacher shower ideas

As a new teacher, you need a lot of classroom supplies to get started. A new teacher shower is the perfect way to help a teacher graduate or new teacher start stock their classroom and get started on their teaching journey.

New teacher shower ideas Pinterest collageHere are some new teacher shower ideas for throwing an unforgettable party. This also makes a fun farewell party theme for a student teacher.

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Inviting guests to your new teacher shower

The first step for any new teacher shower or stock the classroom party is to send out a great invitation to guests! Whether you’re inviting staff members, family, friends or students from a classroom, a new teacher shower invitation is a must.

We have several new teacher shower invitations in our Etsy shop that we personalize for you! These come as JPEG and PDF format so you can choose to email, text or print as many copies as you need.

New teacher bridal shower invitation

New teacher shower invitation – navy and pink 

New teacher shower invitation with book stack and apple on top

New teacher shower invitation with book stack and apple

Chalkboard new teacher shower invitation with pencils and apple

 New teacher shower invitation with pencils and apple

Stock the classroom shower invitation with crayons

Stock the classroom teacher shower invitation with crayons

Watercolor new teacher shower invitation

Watercolor new teacher shower invitation 

Pink stock the classroom teacher shower invitation

Pink stock the classroom teacher shower invitation


View all our teacher invitations for all occasions

Gift ideas for a new teacher shower

A new teacher starting out needs a lot of classroom supplies! We suggest going with a stock the classroom theme for your new teacher shower and encouraging guests to bring some classroom supplies as a gift. We’ve even seen some fun ideas like people putting together a “school supply cake” (like a diaper cake for a baby shower) or pooling together and doing a “new teacher survival kit.”

Here are some of our school supply staples for a new teacher:

Essential classroom supplies for a new teacher

Some classroom staples are essential for any new teacher to have in their classroom. Here are some of our must- have essential classroom supplies:

Amazon Basics No. 2 pencils

Papermate flair pens

Large lined sticky notes

White erasers


Expo dry erase markers

Pastel scissors

Crayola crayons

Dual brush Sharpies


Aesthetic pastel highlighters

Acrylic and gold desk accessory set

Dry erase lapboard set with markers and erasers

Assorted glue sticks


Classroom decoration supplies 

One of the best parts of being a teacher is decorating your classroom and making it your own! From a boho classroom aesthetic to bright and welcoming, these classroom decorations are a must-have for any new teacher:

Groovy Classroom Decor Bundle - Miss Miller Creations

Groovy complete classroom decor bundle by Miss Miller Creations on Etsy

Alphabet, color, numbers and shapes basics

Personalized wood classroom sign

Personalized wooden apple classroom sign by LoveWynterBoutique on Etsy

Oh Happy Day all-in-one classroom decor bundle

Famous Failures bulletin board display kit by Sproutbrite on Amazon

Personalized sticky note holder

Personalized sticky note holder by LoveLettersCAShop on Etsy

Black and white classroom bundle by ClassHQ

Black and white classroom bundle by ClassHQ on Etsy

Rainbow felt letterboard

Boho growth mindset classroom display kit

Felt ball garland
Groovy class rewards jar

Personalized class reward jar by TexturesbyMaria on Etsy

Wall clock for classroom


Classroom organization supplies for a new teacher

Getting your classroom organized can be one of the biggest tasks a new teacher faces. It can also be really expensive. That’s why gifting some of these classroom organizing supplies would be perfect for any new teacher shower! Here are some of our favourite classroom organization supplies:

10-drawer organizer

Brother multi-font label maker  30-pocket hanging pocket chart for classroom

Zippered mesh storage bags

Plastic storage baskets

16-cube classroom storage organizer

Rose gold teacher desk organizer for classroom

Spinning classroom supply organizer


Lesson planning supplies for a new teacher

A lot of planning goes into teaching, especially during the first year of teaching. Help a new teacher get all her lesson plans organized and ready for the year ahead with these lesson planning supplies:

Happy Planner undated teacher planner

Happy Planner teacher planner stickers

Teacher planner stickers by Happy Planner

Lesson planner with stickers

Spiral floral lined notebook set

Transparent post-it notes (for visualizing before printing)

Pilot Frixon erasable gel stick pens

Lesson plan tearaway pad


Classroom library supplies 

Stocking the classroom library is a must for any new teacher. From creating a cozy corner reading nook to filling your classroom library shelves, these ideas make great gifts to help the new teacher stock the classroom library:

Early years literacy – Elephant and Piggie Series collection by Mo Willems

The Bad Guys reading series by Aaron Blabely 


Judy Blume essentials series

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Classroom wooden display shelf for books Boho reading corner throw pillows Custom classroom library stamp

Custom classroom library stamp by GlitterPuff on Etsy

Sproutbrite reading bulletin board bundle on Amazon


Other classroom essential supplies for new teachers

Last, but not least, there are just some essential teacher items that you cannot live without. Help a new teacher get started on the right foot with these other classroom essential supplies:

Scotch thermal laminator

Grading stamps

Classroom behavior reward punch cards

E-Z grader scoring chart

Clorox wipes

Punny stickers

Dry erase lapboard set with markers and erasers

Teacher Curmio tote bag

Everyone loves to have a special surprise, and new teachers are no exception. A teacher shower is the perfect way to let them know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. With these ideas, you can throw a memorable teacher shower that any new teacher (or veteran teacher) will enjoy!

I’ve also shared a blog post for teacher bridal shower ideas, so be sure to check that one out, too, if you’re looking for ideas on how to throw a classroom bridal shower for a teacher.