Plants and an aquarium.
Fifteen computers (most of them old) for practice, challenge, and enrichment.
A stereo to expose the students to different music genres while they worked.
Dozens and dozens of learning centers for practice and enrichment.
A bulletin board where each student had a baby picture and a current picture above their displayed work.
Transparencies and charts to supplement the textbooks.
Five or six Math series to give the students enough practice to master their Math skills.
Arthmetwists, learning games, and manipulatives.
A mini trampoline for rainy day exercise.
A rug for reading to each other and discussions.
Former Reading series for supplementary work.
Art supplies for a wide variety of art projects.
Blank paper for Math and lined paper for everything else.
Today in classrooms, other than a few computers and a rare aquarium, the only things left from above are learning games and manipulatives mostly in Kindergarten and first grade.
My students worked, prepared for the next grades and for life and learned while having fun in an environment for children and in lessons designed by me to fit their learning styles and my personality and we used pacing plans I devised over the years—no downtown bureaucrat, no text or test publisher told us what to do—we did everything to the benefit of my students!