Hi again everyone! I am back with a little file to share tonight. And I’m linking up with my lovely friend Tara for her…
So. This file is for the latest storage addition to my classroom (as if I needed more)…
Ok, I realize I have purchased practically the whole line of Really Good Stuff’s neon bins…from paper baskets to pencil baskets. So how could I hold back from getting matching book bins?
Actually, they were kind of a mistake that worked out well. Since my students use tables rather than desks, I thought these would be ideal to hold their books and things.
They kept falling down. And I couldn’t take that sound all day!
So we did a switcheroo (switcharoo? Too tired to look it up!) and used them for our textbooks and whiteboards along one of our three windowsills.
(Normally I don’t like to block any of the natural light coming in from the windows because I love it…but I don’t mind in this case because the bins fit in so nicely…and they don’t fall down).
And I LOVE having the text books in these because it looks so organized and there’s no way they can be a mess. They have to be put in nicely!
The file I’m sharing has the little black labels within a Powerpoint. I left it editable so you can change the color of the label (if you don’t want black) and add in the text you would like for your bins, if you would like to use the file. And here it is…
Please note: This file is intended for personal use only and is not to be used to create any other file (to sell or share). Thank you!!
Where do you store textbooks in your classroom? Thanks for visiting! 🙂
Each team in my classroom shares a crate. The crate fits all 10 texts (Reading and Math) – 5 kids per crate. The person that sits next to the crate has to be responsible to pass the books down the table until they get to the correct person, and to keep the crate nice and neat when they get passed back. It works since there is no way to fit all the hardback books in their desks.
I have these bins, and you are totally right… They don't stay standing up!! Totally annoying! I only have a few, so I'm not sure what ill do with them, but at least they'll have lovely labels 🙂
Fifth in the Middle
I'll, that is…
Look at you, at it again! I'm loving these. My kiddos keep their books in their cubbies, but after seeing this, I may rethink my organization. Hope your week is still ok 🙂
Ohmagoodness, the pic of your orange and blue books in their orange and blue bins is my moment of zen today 🙂 🙂 🙂
I have similar bins from RGS but they have the stabilizer thingys on the side so they don't tip, but that wing thing pops off pretty easily and that gets annoying 🙁 The big ol' textbooks I store on their side on a shelf and (lucky me!) their spines are teal so they match my classroom- ha! Love it when that all comes together! Unfortunately, they are dry as dirt, so they will probably stay there most of the year 😉 Shhh…. don't tell! 😉
3rd Grade Thoughts
Oh, wow! What a helpful idea. You are truly the organization queen.
Thanks a lot.
The new and improved Really Good Stuff bins come with a "stablilizer wing" that helps them stay up. It's literally another piece of plastic on the bottom that sticks out to the side and keeps them standing strong! When I ordered a second class set this year, I got those and I love them! My old ones (like you have) still want to fall down but I have the kids keep them in a certain spot next to their desk leg bar and their chair leg bar and they are fine.
I really like what you did with yours though! How smart!
My Life as a Third Grade Teacher
So pretty. 🙂 Love the pop of color.
I love the bright colors of your classroom! And the black just pops out.
Smiling In Second Grade
I am so making these for my browsing boxes. Thanks for sharing!
My Second Sense
LOVE THEM! Your room probably looks so so so amazing with all of those labels. I just need every label you have…do you have a whole file of them? Humm….you need to make one! 😉
Teaching in Room 6
I tried to keep textbooks in my classroom, but then I needed the shelf space so I sent all the textbooks to their lockers 🙂 They remember most of the time …
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