1. my dictionary- While I am a fairly decent speller, I know better than to totally trust myself. Now the dictionary is idle. Ah, but I have spellcheck.
2. my glasses- The only problem was I kept losing them around the classroom. Fortunately, my students were adept in helping me to locate them. Once, however, the answer was, "Mrs. Myer, they're on top of your head." Oops.
3. my "no whining" sign- Really. I mean, if you mess up, just own it. If you need something, just put it out there in a straight forward manner. Whining is for wimps! And no one wants to be a wimp.