use a dish rack as a file sorter. I think this would be a welcome addition to our household (most of our mail ends up piling on the couch) File System, Holding File, Writing Center, Dishes Drainer, Classroom Ideas, Dishes Racks, Classroom Organic, File Folders, Pencil Holders
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Buy the Wood magazine organizers from Ikea Mail station made of magazine holders. I've found, if you have a little patience, you can use cereal boxes to make your own magazine holders. Cut to desired size and decoupage with a 50/50 glue and water solution. 2 -3 layers makes it quite strong. I use paper grocery bags or used copy paper for decoupaging. Once completely dry, stain or paint.
This "I'm done..." board is a great way to remind students of their choices once they have completed the current activity. By having this posted as a bulletin board or poster within the room, students would have a visual reminder of the acceptable options they have while awaiting transition to the next activity. This procedure would help maintain order as well as keep faster students busy.
Re-purposed dish rack. I've been looking for a mail-sorter. All the mail ends up on our breakfast table in heaps and piles. This would be perfect to put on our kitchen desk (which is only a few steps from the breakfast table) and suit the whole kitchen theme, too!
Craft Paper Storage: Special order 2 gallon ziptop bags, 1 gallon bags won't hold 12x12" scrapbook paper. The best price I found was for 13x15" ziptop bags on Amazon in a 100 pack for about $16. Get packs of pants hangers at your local big box store.
This is so ingenious and it eliminates the hazard that a book case poses such as being pulled down/over onto a little one if not secured to the wall. It looks like pinch points exist where the rods sit on the metal holders. Little fingers might be at-risk for an injury. If anyone has used this at home with little ones, I would like to hear your feedback.