Have one drawer for each student, when they finish their work they can go to their work box and pull out things to work. (lets the teacher assign different things for the student/if they need extra practice in an area) - DIFFERENTIATION!
Under the glass of the frames she laid strips of scrapbooking paper in them with circle punches and letter stickers. Voila, a weekly planner showing this week and next week, that I can write on with dry-wipe marker. DEF MY FAVORITE CALENDAR IDEA!
A twist on crate seating. The pull out drawers offer storage space. Can also use with child sitting on floor & turn crate seating to side as flat surface or if crate does not have holes instead solid surface use like a drum etc.
I use Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowl when I cook. Great idea for the class, too! Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table. It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.