Who us? We have odd-shaped treasures? Naw! Our files fit nicely in a file folder in the file cabinet. Right next to our always-clean-nothing-ever-on-it guided reading table. Ha! If you are anything like me, you have a ton of these 'where do I put this' treasures! Doesn't fit in a file folder, the shoe box is too narrow, the tub from the dollar store is too narrow and the giant tub is too deep--some things just get smushed in there.
Today, I am joining the Top Teachers Blog Swap and Hop. I hope you enjoy our hop and get to know some new bloggers! I guest blogging on Jennifer at Best Practices 4 Teaching today. Be sure to hop over there because I have a free packet for you!
My guest blogger today is April @ A Modern Teacher. You probably met April during the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot. April was one of our helpful coordinator.
Cue your local pizzeria. Pizza? I know...strange....this idea came from my mom many moons ago and works! Thanks Mom!
Use pizza boxes to store some of those odd-shaped treasures!
Here is why I like them:
they are free (either ask for them as a donation or use the ones your pizza comes in or buy them for a small charge)
they are bigger than 8 1/2 x 11
they are not too deep
they stack well (as long as nothing too heavy is in them)
they are easily portable (can grade the odd shaped stuff anywhere)
I just took some contact paper (and you don't have to use that--especially if the boxes are new and white) and pretty-ed (that isn't a word-sorry) them up! Then I added a label (because you gotta add a label--get yours at the end of this post for free) and voila--I have a spot for all those odd-shaped treasures!
You could use the boxes for:
lesson plans that require examples that just won't fit anywhere else
I'm sure there are a ton more ways you could use them...any more ideas?
Love to hear them!
Here are some free labels that fit with the pizza boxes. These are for your seasonal boxes. I just print, laminate, and tape with clear packaging tape.
Thanks Michelle for letting me visit! I am super excited about being here.
April is the creator of A Modern Teacher Blog. After 11 years of teaching, she stays busy with her new baby and 3 year old. She blogs about DIYs, Craftivities, and Creative Fun for the elementary teacher. April is passionate about helping teachers stay creative in the classroom.