Perhaps this should be titled “Ode to My Beloved Storage”. That might be a bit dramatic though. But you have some favorite storage too, don’t you? So I know you’ll understand.
So…I am linking up with my pal Elizabeth for her:
I have to admit, I haven’t found these recently BUT…I did purchase a new set semi-recently (like back in June!). But they are definitely something I can’t live without in my classroom anymore.
In case you can’t tell already, it’s those oh-so-pretty paper baskets from Really Good Stuff. They are awesome. And they are EVERYWHERE in my classroom!
It started out with just the blue ones, when I had shades of blue in my room a few years back. Then I got the tropical-colored ones last summer. And this June, I just couldn’t resist buying one of the new shades (orange!!) to add to my collection…
I must tell you in all honesty, it took me a long time to finally splurge on these baskets. I’m pretty faithful to the Dollar Tree for storage. Oh, and those clear shoe bins that are under $1.00.
But I am glad I have bought these over the years! They are sturdy, durable, and just lovely to look at. My students each have their own basket for their work (since we no longer have desks, but tables) and I use others to help organize the rest of our classroom.
This year, I am going to have baskets set up for all subjects. Actually, two each–one for classwork to be turned in, and one for homework within a given subject.
I’m also going to have others set up for Notes from Home, Extra Papers, Spelling Test Papers, etc.
I won’t bother explaining the labels because, at this point, you all get my obsession with the black labels and I’m afraid I’m going to start boring you.
But I do have a little something for you, my friends. It’s an editable Powerpoint file featuring the labels shown above. It looks like this…
And you can customize them by adding a text box, typing in the label name, and dragging it over the label image…
And that’s it! I hope this file can be used by some! To download it directly here, please click on the green link below:
What kind of storage do you like the best in your class??
These are wonderful, I was looking for something different to put on the front of my baskets! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! <3
Love the baskets. Did you get the rectangular ones?
Yes, they are the rectangular paper baskets 🙂
I'm struggling printing the labels. They show up in powerpoint perfectly after I've edited them, but when I print them, all that shows up is black words and NO label template behind. Any suggestions??
weird, I have no idea why that would happen. Could you try saving the file as a pdf, then print the pdf after?
LOVE all of your labels! However, I am having a hard time putting the words on the labels. I am adding a text box, but I can't get it to center and the text will not stay in the text box. So very annoyed! Any chance I could get step-by-step instructions since I am clueless? lol
Hi Kristy, sorry for the delayed response. I'm going to try to do a tutorial on this next because I think it's easier to explain in video. Thanks for your patience!
I tried to print these once I added my text and nothing prints but my text. I even tried without the text on it and it is blank! Can't figure out what I am doing wrong! 🙂
Hi Lori, sorry for the delayed response. I'm going to try to do a tutorial on this next because I think it's easier to explain in video. Thanks for your patience!
These are great! Thank you so much for being so generous! Is there any way to make the label smaller? For a smaller basket?
Thank you, I appreciate the kind words! If you use Adobe Reader, on the Print screen there is an option for "Page Scaling". If you choose to print 2 pages on 1 page, it will automatically make them smaller.
Thank you! Do you also have the editable lables in circles? Like the ones you use for your supply baskets?
No I don't currently have those, I'm sorry.
When you made the labels what font type and size did you use?
I don't remember the size, I just made it to fill the space. The font is Coffeeshoppe Espresso by Sweet Shoppe Designs.
I really love how your classroom is neat and organized! I am in the middle of organizing my new classroom this week, and I will definitively use your basket labels! Thank you for all the great ideas!