Perhaps this should be titled "Ode to My Beloved Storage". That might be a bit dramatic though. But you have some favorite storage too, don't you? So I know you'll understand.
So...I am linking up with my pal Elizabeth for her:
I have to admit, I haven't found these recently BUT...I did purchase a new set semi-recently (like back in June!). But they are definitely something I can't live without in my classroom anymore.
In case you can't tell already, it's those oh-so-pretty paper baskets from Really Good Stuff. They are awesome. And they are EVERYWHERE in my classroom!
It started out with just the blue ones, when I had shades of blue in my room a few years back. Then I got the tropical-colored ones last summer. And this June, I just couldn't resist buying one of the new shades (orange!!) to add to my collection...
I must tell you in all honesty, it took me a long time to finally splurge on these baskets. I'm pretty faithful to the Dollar Tree for storage. Oh, and those clear shoe bins that are under $1.00.
But I am glad I have bought these over the years! They are sturdy, durable, and just lovely to look at. My students each have their own basket for their work (since we no longer have desks, but tables) and I use others to help organize the rest of our classroom.
This year, I am going to have baskets set up for all subjects. Actually, two each--one for classwork to be turned in, and one for homework within a given subject.
I'm also going to have others set up for Notes from Home, Extra Papers, Spelling Test Papers, etc.
I won't bother explaining the labels because, at this point, you all get my obsession with the black labels and I'm afraid I'm going to start boring you.
And you can customize them by adding a text box, typing in the label name, and dragging it over the label image...
And that's it! I hope this file can be used by some! To download it directly here, please click on the green link below:
What kind of storage do you like the best in your class??