I blogged about how I launched bucket filling HERE and I wanted to tell you about a super-fun find that is working perfectly in my classroom this year- a hanging jewelry organizer!
This hanger has 30 small pockets and three large pockets on the bottom. I used address labels to label each pocket with a student's name and am using the bottom middle pocket to store the blank bucket filler cards.
These tiny pockets are perfectly sized to hold these cards and it makes it sosososo easy for me to see who needs a quick bucket-filling :)
The kids must be in love with this as much as I am because they are writing these cards all.of.the.time!! When we just had one class bucket, I noticed that mainly the girls were filling the cards out for other girls, but with this system, EVERYONE is getting on board!
My students will empty these pockets every Friday at the end of our class meeting and read through them before they take them home to share with their parents. That gives me a full week to make sure each child's pocket "bucket" is full with at least one card to read and take home :)
I found a few options on Amazon by searching for "Hanging Jewelry Organizer" just in case your local TJ Maxx doesn't have any in stock.
Some good news for those of you with multiple classes is that there are 33 pockets on the front and 33 on the back. We don't use the back in my class, but you could easily flip this around to use with two classes if you needed to!
The other piece of good news is that this whole hanger measures about 26"x16", so it takes up barely any room. This was ideal for me, since wall space is at a premium in my classroom and, although I wanted to make one desperately, I just couldn't find the space to hang individual buckets for each student. Problem solved and I am super happy :)
I hope this find helps you as much as it did for me!