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Tape a large straw next to the notebook for a pencil holder.

Interactive notebooks- glue an envelope in the back cover for keeping "extras" and a ribbon to be used as a bookmark.

This is soooo awesome, never seen it before. I just made one to take to a workshop tomorrow to show other teachers:)

Hang things on the wall using painter tape and hot glue. Place painter tape first and then hot glue! This may be like the most genius idea EVER!!!

Use stretchy book covers to hold whiteboards, a black sock (eraser), and a marker. Don't put too much in the pocket or it will stretch.

Use putty to hold down mats, pencil sharpeners, etc.

Magnetic Number Sticks: Craft sticks with numerals & a magnet strip to hold the right amount of paper clips. LOVE IT!

Office Max will cut composition books in half...

Interactive Notebook Baskets-- The Supply Manager for each group gets out the bin of notebooks and folders right away. Every table group in every class has a bin. That’s 5 tables and 3 classes, so 15 total bins.

Library Card Everyone Has a Story notebook #book-lover #gift-for-book-lover #gifts-for-book-lover

laundry detergent cups velcroed to their desks

I LOVE THIS IDEA! duct tape and folders to create this - don't need to buy another pocket chart!


Great first week activities - love The idea of putting a ribbon in for a bookmark!

Conferring notebook for the teacher : Easy way to see the whole class. Space for "next steps" or "small group" notes.

SMART Board Activities

Every notebook needs one of these…all it takes is duct tape and ribbon! No more searching for the last entry!

Interactive Notebook for Spanish class...I had so much success with this the last half of last year that I'm doing it again this year for the full year.

She has some FANTASTIC ideas here on organizing your classroom.