Center Materials Organization Ideas! AT LAST!
The other day I was at Costco and I found THESE bins! Seriously, I squealed! I was so excited because they were EXACTLY what I had in mind! You can find the colorful ones on Amazon, but they are EXPENSIVE. At Costco a set of 5 was under $20! So stop what you are doing and RUN to Costco TODAY!
UPDATE: I found a few option on Amazon that was reasonably priced. (Affiliate links) HERE
When I got home I sat down and started organizing my monthly themed centers. THIS was a big undertaking because my centers tend to get disorganized as the year progresses. However, when I was done, my smile was big!
In each of the bins I got at Costco, I added my monthly Math and Literacy Stations and my Black Ink Only Stations! I had already bound the blacklined masters, so those fit in there PER-FECT-LY! I need to add the Write the Room ones next. Now it will be so easy to swap out the activities! SCORE!
SIDENOTE: People always ask me if my monthly Math and Literacy Stations and my Black Ink Only Stations are the same exact activities. No, they are not. They are the same type of activities, so if you are looking for similar tasks, these both work great in the classroom.
I also have one bin that holds all of my Writing Work Station activities. These were printed at a reduced size for a smaller classroom. You can read about this station and how to reduce the size of your printing by clicking HERE.
I also have the blackline masters ready to GO! I don’t have a picture of the inside of the Sentences bin, but it holds my Predictable Sentences.
UPDATE: I have had a few people ask about my binding machine (I am OBSESSED with it). This is the one I got off of Amazon. You can see it HERE. (Affiliate link)
Here is an older picture of how I store my card games. I use frosting containers!
Keeping activities that are similar together makes it SUPER easy and quick to swap out when I change a theme.
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Simply enter your name below to grab these bin labels. FYI: After I laminated the cards, I attached them with Velcro!