Hey teaching friends! Just stopping by today to share with you a pretty cool organized idea that was shared by Andrea C. on our Facebook fan page – I felt it was fabulous!
With so many schools reducing the amount of copies a teacher is allowed, and not having the resources to go out with their own money to purchase shower board for their students, Andrea suggested use baggies as an alternative to dry erase boards!
I love it!
Simply grab some gallon sized baggies – the dollar store brand will work fine by the way for our use – and place whatever printed material you want the students to work on inside. It could be a spelling worksheet, math facts, a story map, or even a writing prompt.
Would you like to know step-by-step routines that put teachers back in control in just 4 weeks?
Download the FREE Classroom Systems Starter Kit now!
Students are able to practice on their own by using dry erase markers to write on the outside of the baggie and either bring it to you for checking over – or snapping a digital image of their work for accountability reasons. This is perfect for small group work or centers! When he or she is done, a simple rag or eraser cleans the slate for the next student.
You could even put all the materials right inside and create “take it to your seat” centers! Just zip it all up inside for easy carry!
Easy and cost-effective solutions are the way to go – plus you save those copy counts for the really important materials.
You might want to check out:
Need some new ideas for organizing your classroom storage? This 274 page digital book has you covered!
Includes 38 ad-free articles from Organized Classroom, including topics such as:
- Student Cubbies
- DIY Mailboxes
- File Folder Game Organization
- What to do with old office furniture to maximize your storage
- Organizing tricky items such as yardsticks, building blocks, and anchor charts
- Ideas for Student Headphone Storage
…and even more!
Includes 12 additional freebie files! No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go!
What do you think? How could you use this idea in your classroom?