My favorite thing to dream about over the summer is my completely organized classroom- new posters, fresh bulletin boards, clean desks and tables in their proper spots- it's the OCD in me and I just love it :)
One thing I am tackling this summer in preparation for next year is something my lower elementary counterparts already do very well: classroom supplies.
In the past, kids have stored their materials in their desks, so while there were some supplies available, chances are, most kids had access to them in their
Now that I am going to tables (hip hip horray!), I wanted to make sure my supplies station is organized and ready to go from Day 1. I want my new students to come in and be able to start finding and using supplies right away.
My first to-do: Supply Labels!
Aaaaah, can you just feel the organization? :)
Each of these supplies are 4 to a page, one of each height (and nearly equal width): 5", 4", 3" and 2". This way, they can label big bins or small cups- up to you and your needs!
I am planning on having table supplies as well as a classroom supplies area, so the variety of sizes are coming in handy :)
Oh, and there are two highlighters because I couldn't decide between yellow (which looks more like a crayon) or marker (which looks more orangish).... so it's up to you.
There is also a page of blank frames for any extra supplies unique to your classroom.
Want a copy of my classroom supplies? They are now available in my TpT Store (and at a discounted price for its intro).
Do you all use classroom supplies? How do you prefer to store them for the kids? I'd love your ideas as I move to this new system :)
I definitely have a summer ahead full of cutting, gluing and sorting!