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Some of Chicago Teacher Inc.’s favorite companies!

We work with many wonderful companies and have about a dozen that we rely on to stock our store regularly. Here are a few we have partnered with to keep our inventory traditional, yet constantly evolving. Check out their websites from the links provided to further explore these amazing companies and the products that make the classroom a brighter place! If you do find a product on their website that Chicago Teacher Inc. does not stock (we can not stock everything!), we would gladly order it for you to save you the shipping cost. You can call us or stop in to place a special order.

Creative Teaching Press Creative Teaching Press:

Creative Teaching Press (CTP) has long been one of our favorite companies for its unique take on decoratives in the classroom. Year after year, CTP continually produces new and inspiring bulletin board sets, charts, accents, and borders, unlike any other company. They paved the way for unusual designs that include polka dots, paisleys, and ‘chocolate coloring’. Although, their decoratives are beautiful and clever, their curriculum line is just as notable. CTP also offers an assortment of learning resources for every subject, including phonics, reading, math, science, and social studies.

Carson Dellosa Carson Dellosa:

Carson Dellosa is a company a teacher store can not survive without. Long known as an all around supplier of teaching material, the complete product line includes supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, and early childhood; classroom decoratives; pocket charts; and games and manipulatives for prekindergarten through the eighth grade.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain Media produces supplemental books and decorative resources designed by leading educators to complement middle and upper-grade classrooms. Owned by Carson Dellosa, the Mark Twain Lines includes: Books, Borders, Bulletin Boards, and Charts for Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Economics, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, Phonics, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Poetry, Social Studies, History, Geography, Government, Art Appreciation, and Music.

Key Education Key Education (A Carson Dellosa Company):

Key Education is also owned by Carson Dellosa. If you are a primary elementary school teacher, an early childhood educator, a special education teacher, an ELL instructor, a Head Start or Title 1 educator, a speech-language pathologist, an administrator, or a parent, you will love the products designed and published by Key Education. Key Education develops resources and educational materials with an emphasis on early literacy, language development, reading, handwriting, motor skills, ELL, special education, creative writing skills, and math. Key Education’s extensive line of products is comprised of teacher resource books, photographic learning cards, touch and trace cards, write on/wipe off sets, and lacing cards. Everything that is published from Key Education is intended to captivate, motivate, and educate these young learners.

Teacher Created Resources Teacher Created Resources:

Teacher Created Material has always been a strong supplier of books, curriculum guides, and literature units for prek to high school classrooms. Recently, TCR has become very competitive creating decoratives that are interesting, yet simple designs that are attractive to all ranges of educators. TCR calendars, borders, and banners can truly be utilized in a preschool classroom or a high school home room.

Hi Gloss Crafts Hygloss Craft Products:

Thanks to Hygloss and a couple other companies, Chicago Teacher Inc.’s craft area is second to none. From common to hard-to-find craft products, Hygloss Products provide you with all the craft supplies you'll need to ignite that creative spark in children AND adults. Glitter, gems, beads, blocks, wiggly eyes, craft paper, craft cards, craft sticks, ………the list is endless…

Pacon Corporation Pacon Corporation:

Pacon would be considered another vital component to Chicago Teacher Inc.’s craft department. Pacon is a leading producer of paper products. Aside from specialty craft paper, Pacon also provides Chicago Teacher Inc. with traditional writing paper, chart tablets, sentence strips, and bulletin board paper commonly used in the classroom. Pacon is the originator of fade resistant bulletin board paper, 'fadeless paper', which every teacher relies on to make their bulletin boards beautiful and BRIGHT! This vibrant, durable paper is ‘often imitated, never duplicated’.

Trend Enterprises TREND Enterprises, Inc:

TREND Enterprises, Inc. was our number one provider of teacher resources until this year. That being said, they still produce amazing, high quality products for decorating a classroom and maintaining a traditional line of flashcards and games. A great resource for parents, as well as for teachers, TREND’s motto is to ‘make learning fun!’. And they do!

North Star North Star Teaching Resources:

North Star has been a new addition to Chicago Teacher, Inc. in the last few years. They produce high quality educational material for the classroom decorative market that includes photographic language cards, topics for teens, and Spanish material. They are the only company left who still produces a Spanish deskplate.

Punkydoodles Punkydoodles:

Punkydoodles offers cut-outs in 3 sizes — small, large and super, in every shape you can imagine. You can choose from individual items, unit packs, theme combos, and project packs. Chicago Teacher Inc. has almost half a wall dedicated to these adorable, colorful cutouts. Teachers and parents buy them for crafts, flashcards, scrapbooking, nametags, and of course, as calendar pieces.

Evan Moor Evan Moor:

Evan Moor only does books. And they do it well. By far, Evan Moor is a favorite of teachers. Evan Moor produces books aligned to current standards and best practices for every subject (pk-8). Their Take It To Your Seat Centers Series should be in every classroom. Cut, laminate, and paste, and wha-la! -- instant leaning centers. Evan Moor can be on the pricey side, but alleviates a ton of work for teachers - worth every penny……