…that make me the happiest! 🙂
You may remember when I shared my favorite links and when I told you about the new cleaner I found that we’re now using for our tables. I have had a new inspiration for organization, and had to do another thing in the classroom that would help us save time and keep things clean and green.
So here’s a nice before and after:
Ok, so it’s a tub of colored pencils. At least it’s a labeled box of colored pencils, but it’s also a big. fat. mess. And not many of them are sharp. Oh, and we can’t find a pencil sharpener in our classroom that will sharpen then! I’m not kidding–we’ve tried every version of crank, hand-held and electric–none of ’em work! So unfortunately, when we want to use colored pencils, we spend a lot of extra time searching for 1) the color that we want, and 2) a sharp version of that color.
But not anymore:
And again, I can’t take credit for this idea. My very smart (and very organized) friend next door Mrs. LeSeure has had a tub just like that in her room for years! Guess it just took me longer to realize we needed one. 🙂