I am linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made It.
I have been super busy doing things, but seems that so much of what I have done so far have been things that will help my classroom specifically. I never know if something I make is even worth the time sharing. Well, this little things has saved me headaches and my sanity.
How many times during your school day does a sweet little friend come up and hand you a staple that they found on the floor? How about the pencil off the floor when you have a needs sharpened or sharp bin? I have literally been stopped mid lesson to be told that someone left their lunch bag on the floor in the hallway. Enter my Lost and Found Bin.
I created this bin and shared it with all my kiddos. I let them know that ANYTHING they find and can't figure out what to do with it, they put it in this bin. If someone finds a glue stick top, it goes in. If someone finds a coat at the end of the day, it goes in. On Fridays, we go through and dump the things that need to be put in the garbage and the others go into the school lost and found. During the week, if it is an important lost item, kids know where to look first. As the year goes on, I have a student who has the job of going through on Fridays. The purple was last years.
This is this years. Isn't it adorable? I am so super excited to add blue into my class colors!!!
Both the purple and blue lost and found bin are from Big Lots and were $7 each.
I am going to be using Miss DeCarbos Write on / Wipe off Math activities this fall and needed a place to store all the activities. The bins on the far left are from Big Lots and were the cheapest I have ever seen. They were $4.50 The big bins on the right are from Walmart. The top right is also walmart.
This is the popular "File, Copy, Grade" bins you have seen on Pinterest. I purchased 2 of these for my Art cabinet. My cabinet looks like a giant mess. I will post pictures later of that stinkin mess. I am trying to be organized in every way possible. I did a decent job last year and this coming year, I want to be fantastic.
My new student materials bin will hold folders, parent info and workbooks in case I get any new students. Last year, I didn't get any but the year before, I got three. I made one dry erase markers because we literally get 2 from each child, plus I probably have 100 left from last year. I can't give them away. Since we have lists for parents per grade level, I can't say I don't want them because everyone else does.
These bins are awesome. I love that they clip on. How fun!
Click any picture for the link to my TPT store to download the lost and found bin. There are 13 choices. Please leave some feedback love!
I also wanted to share my editable folder covers. I will use them to redo my containers for keeping track of supplies. I hope you can use them! Click on the pictures to see them in my TPT Store.
I am working on a few other items, and will post them during the week as I complete them!!
Have a great week!