Library Essential - Book Hospital

I got around to making a book hospital and I'm so glad I did. 

My library consists of hundreds of books.  Every so often they start to fall apart.  When this happens my kids freak out!  They stop everyone around them and come and get me to fix it for them that very second.  This will happen no more thanks to this:
It's a book hospital!  So when a child finds a book that needs some repairs, they can put it in this bin and I can fix it when there is time.

Here is a side view.  I wanted it to match my Box Tops holder I made a few weeks ago.  This was my FIRST time using Mod Podge.  It was tricky but not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. 

This is what it started as:
It's just a book bin from Lakeshore.

This is where my inspiration came from:

I love that this tool gives my kids the chance to be problem solvers.  They get a ripped book in their hand and they know what to do with it.  Just in case they don't, a friend is always around to guide them towards the book hospital.  This is definitely an organization/classroom management idea I recommend to all my friends!

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Recycled Box Tops Container

One of my hobbies is scrapbooking and it definitely comes in handy when decorating my classroom.  I love bringing in things that are functional but still look nice.

Last year our school began participating in Box Tops for Education and we had a contest to see who brought in the most Box Tops.  Our class collected the most for the second half of the year.  My class was very proud!  I think part of the reason they brought in so many Box Tops was because I made a special container that the kids could put them in to.  That container was raffled off at the end of the year, so I needed to make a new one for the upcoming school year.

I didn't want to buy a container to decorate, so I went into my pantry, found a container from Trader Joe's, and got to work!

 I used some scrapbook paper and covered the container all around.

I used this cute owl that I cut with my Cricut.  My husband suggested she be holding a Box Top!  He's just brilliant :-)  She has a little heart over her head because she loves Box Tops.

It was pretty easy to put together and the payoff was great!  The kids get psyched about our little container.

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