I am finallllly allowed in my classroom! Thank you!!!!!! I am only able to work at max an hour or two (if I am pushing it) With a toddler making sure I get nothing done, it is a challenge, so I have been making a lot during naps, and then running it all into school.
Please tell me that I am not the only one that walked into an empty clean room, and started working, and now my room looks worse than when I started?
This is what my big storage closet looked like at the end of the school year. OMG - What a nightmare. I couldn't find anything and have random stuff thrown everywhere!!!
Here is the AFTER. Did you hear my heart stop beating? Did your heart stop beating?!
Can you believe how nice it looks?! The bins to the very left are from top to bottom, from walmart 3 drawer, I then got two 1 drawer bins from Target and the three drawer cart is from Walmart as well.
I use an old mailbox system I was going to throw away as my workbook sorter. I use these books for parents that want extra practice, or if I need a poem on something. I also house all my student folders and notebooks over the summer. I got the little blue bins in the middle from dollar tree. The next row up - the ones with no label (yes that is bothering me, but those two will go away because those items go on student desks soon) are from big lots. The top row is from Dollar Tree. I swear I cleaned them out of their bins!!! Wait until you see my library!!!
I think this is pretty smart of me. I have a bathroom in my room, and this storage closet is in my bathroom. I VERY close to the school bathrooms, and so my bathroom is off limits to students. I have so many adults that come in to use my clean bathroom. I use that three drawer bin for all of my lady stuff and tylenol etc. It is nice to have it in the bathroom and not stuffed into a makeup bag. Since so many women teachers use my bathroom, they know I have things they may need.
I am so pleased with how well all of the bins fit, and of course, I LOVE my new labels that I made! They are so pretty and simple!!!
Yes, I have a TON of coffee mugs, and cups. I use them for my science bunches and for my Keurig!
This was my teacher toolbox last year- it was bright and happy , but we are all done with yellow this year! :)
Here is the after!!! Home Depot has new blue Rustoleum Paint, and I am in heaven!
These are my favorite! They match perfectly with my colors in my room!
I glued them outside of the bins because I really wanted them to pop and kids won't be using them.
Aren't they so cute!?
Sorry for all of the pictures but I can't help myself!
I made a rainbow version of my labels for those that don't have a purple and blue color scheme.
They are going to be on sale for the TPT sale!
Here is my closet for art supplies again...before...
What's that? What is that paper on the door? Well, I will tell you, as organized as all of this is, I wanted to make sure I didn't waste time looking through all these bins if what I wanted wasn't in there.
So, I took all my labels and put them into this document and listed them in alphabetical order so I can very quickly see what I have in my closet.
It turned out awesome, and I know this is going to help me so much! If you are organizing this way, I hope this is helpful for you!
I had several drawers last year that held my pens, pencils, and all my different colored crayons. I liked them last year, but wanted something different.
Here is the pen and pencil holders that I use behind my table. I love how they POP
I love everything about these. The font, the background, and the colors!!!
Now HERE is my favorite of all the bins!!! Yea buddy!
My writing utensil station. These are the crayon bins and my pencil, lead and eraser bins. My students come here to get real wood pencils or lead pencils and lead or erasers. I have two of each drawer because they are small, and once one not sharp fills up, my kids tell me, and I sent it home to my pencil patrol parent (yep they sharpen at home for me)
I posted a picture about washing these. I pop them into hot water, and scrub them with a magic eraser and they look new again. I used these bins every year since 09 and not one has broken. I should seriously take stock in sterilite. I got these at walmart years ago. They are stacks of three, but I disconnect and stack them to the height that I want.
This bottom one is for random writing things the kids may find. Sometimes a colored pencil or marker will pop up .They go here.
Click on the picture below if you are interested in these bin labels!! :)
Are you shopping on TPT tomorrow?here are a few of the items that I have that are perfect for back to school!!!
I'm also working on a new set of centers. They will be based on the first grade envision topics!!
I am hoping to have topic 1 finished and posted today! I've already got topic 2 started!!
When do you go back to school? Aug 20 for me. Whaaaaaa!!!!
I hope you will follow my store for my upcoming freebie that will be mailed through my TPT email.
Thank you so much for joining me!