Today I have some more organizational items to share. The first one has to do with pencil management. What I had been using is two decorated cans for sharp and dull pencils. I liked them, but it got a bit annoying when they got knocked over, and they looked messy unless there were brand new sharp pencils in there. My first graders poked themselves a few times with the sharp ends this year. Something I didn't see coming. So I came up with this idea instead:
The mini Sterilite bins are perfect for these because they aren't too big or too small to fit my pencils. I also wanted to have a place to have extra pencils ready to go. So my brand new pencils will go in the bottom drawer. This way when we run out of pencils from the dull drawer, I can get new ones from the bottom drawer.
The next one is something I've been meaning to make for a long time. The top one is for nurse passes. This way I won't have to dig around my desk for passes while I have a kid with a nose bleed waiting for me to find a pass. The second drawer is for my students' late passes. We are required to keep them for the year, but I always misplaced them because I didn't have a designated spot for them. This way I can have the students go right to this drawer and drop the pass in there. The last drawer is where I will be storing my note cards that I hand out to my kids.
When I catch a child doing something awesome for someone else, or someone had a successful moment, I take the time to write them a little note. The notes I will be using are from this set below.
The next Made It is made up of two drawer bins. The top one is a 3 drawer mini bin and the bottom is a 5 drawer mini bin. I made it so that it could be used as a crayon tower, but as you can see, it can be used for any purpose because the labels are editable.
These mini drawer labels have been added to the following set. Make sure to redownload if you already own it :)
Now head over to link up with Tara for today's Monday Made It!