The Ultimate Self Care Teacher Bag - White Elm
I am sick of self-care being a trite and empty phrase. I am taking self-care to a whole new level and this Gemini Mini bag is helping me.
Taking good care of myself while teaching means I have the tools, foods, and pampering items I need to get through the day.
The bag is gorgeous, but it was the pockets for me. I have everything I need to be organized at my fingertips. Plus, White Elm chose bright and cheerful interior colors that help you find your items. I find black interiors challenging and depressing. This bag's interior is bright and cheerful.
My fully packed bag has:
- 2 picture books and my laptop (headed to a staff meeting) in the padded sleeve
- Tampons in a cute pencil privacy case since there is always a line at the lady's room
- A keto snack bar
- Baggie of nuts
- Sanitizing wipes
- Hand sanitizer lotion spray
- 3 masks
- My son's inhaler
- Disney Mickey Hand sanitizer to pass around at lunch with my team
- My Giant All About the Benjamins wallet from 31 in the front pocket
- Lip-gloss stored in the pen holder slot
- 32 ounce Water Bottle
- 20-ounce coffee thermos
- Keys on the dedicated key-fob ring
This front pocket runs the length of the backpack and I love it! It's great for sunglasses, or in my case, my giant wallet because I want my money, receipts, and cards organized too.
The side pockets are soooooo incredible! I am able to carry TWO of my 32-ounce drink bottles !!!! I mean AMEN... I need to hydrate and "caffeinate". This bag allows that EASILY.
The interior's large, padded sleeve must be discussed! I mentioned earlier that I had a laptop in here. This is ONLY because I am going to a staff meeting. Otherwise, I would not carry it home. But what I do carry back and forth are my cherished picture books. The padded sleeve keeps them safe and separated. I can also slip some grading in that large sleeve. I bring grading home 1 time a week.
There are 3 ways to carry this amazing bag:
- Over the arm
- As a backpack (my personal favorite since I have books in there)
The Gemini Bag comes in 2 sizes and 10 glorious colors to love. I have the mini, but I am MAXIMUM in love with it. The full-sized Gemini has more pockets and carries up to 17-inch laptops! WOW!
Want to see me pack my bag? Head to my Instagram reels and see this bag in action. Find me @teachertothecore_katie_knight.
My last pro-tip is to utilize the key-fob ring. I attach my keys with a retractable lanyard! I can leave my keys secured, pull on the retractable string to unlock my house or classroom door, and let the keys snap back inside. I will never have to dig for my keys again!
And there you have it! I'm off for another teaching adventure with my White Elm Gemini Mini!
Here is a short clip of Teachertothecore_katie_knight packing her Gemini Mini! Click on the Gif to see the whole Reel!