I saw a similar idea on pinterest and adapted it a bit. I would like to thank Wal-Mart for not getting made at me for taking about 50 of their paint sample squares. :) I got a bunch and cut them in half, then punched holes on each side and used the links that one of the Kindergarten teachers just gave me. I turned this center into a competition and gave a pencil to the student that had the most 4 letter words. It's a fun way to add some color and I didn't even have to get them laminated!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
So I am a self admitted pack rat and somewhat of a hoarder. So I keep every paper that I've ever copied during student teaching, subbing and now in my first year. I have accumulated quite a nice stash of worksheets and activities from K-6! I am constantly trying to get organized and I have finally decided that my system of tons of over stuffed file folders and hanging files in my too full filing cabinet and the 3 over filled crates was in desperate need of a change. I was able to get some old binders from the IT company that I used to work at and got to work! I am still not finished, but I've gotten a big chunk done! I created some binder covers you can check them out here, they aren't very high quality but they sure are cute and they served my purpose! My Reading Files binder has everything I need for reading separated by big categories like comprehension, centers and graphic organizers. Then smaller tabs to break each down by sub category, like plot, main idea, theme, character etc.