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.
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. 


  1. I've just nominated you for the Liebster award. Check it out here: Mrs. Parisis's Kindergarten Class

    I really love the green baskets on top of the table! Where are those from? I've been looking for something like that!

    1. Thank you very much! The 2 baskets also came from Dollar Tree got them about a month ago. They had red, blue, and green.


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