The baskets came from Dollar Tree, and the 6 in the middle are 3 or 4 years old. I sure have gotten my money's worth -- I just put a new label on every year and they are still good as new.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
New Pinterest-Inspired Project
Have I said before that I love Pinterest? I love being able to find new recipes, teaching ideas, videos for my class -- all while sitting with my feet propped up. Sometimes I even cook or make something that I have pinned. Earlier this year, I saw a classroom that had groups of desks gathered around a shelf. I liked the idea, but I have tables and didn't see how it would work. Enter my own personal fix-it man. Sam brainstormed and drew diagrams on my board and this is what he came up with. He made 3 of them, each just the right size to hold 6 reading baskets, so the kids can easily get their baskets for Read-to-Self during Daily 5. It frees up the shelves that previously held all the class baskets, and makes it easier for them to find their own basket. It also makes it easy for me to see if everyone put their basket back. Besides that, the space separates the kids, so that should help prevent talking and copying.
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