Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dollar Saving Teachers {Part 2}

Yesterday I shared all about my first project with Teacher Created Resources and dollar saving teachers. If you missed that post you can check it out {here}. I'm not going to go through all the minor details again, so you may want to head there first if you're finding yourself scratching your head thinking, "Huh? Dollar Saving Teachers?"

For part 2 I'm going to share my next project that I created with you. This one is probably the simplest of them all-- yet just what you need to get that cohesive look throughout your classroom.


Yes, of course we all label bins with word labels or pictures; some clip art, some real. I love using sticker labels that match my classroom theme to give that extra pizazz if you will. My classroom "theme" is basically primary colors, black and white. Mostly black and white polka dots, but I've tied in a few other black and white patterns here and there. TCR makes the perfect black and white polka dot labels that match the name tags I used in yesterday's post.

I keep a lot of various sensory toys in my classroom- rain sticks, wind up toys, light spinners, slinkies, etc. These make great earn items for students during our earn time, or individual earns. Before this project I had them stored in 2 different kinds of baskets, some with picture labels, some with labels with other polka dots-- not cohesive and NOT easy on the eyes. (In my opinion)

I realized I preferred one bin style over the other (but needed more of them) and that I liked the look of all the labels having the polka dot border.

This ended up being more of a "make-over" project for me, but boy did these toys need it! Now each item has it's own bin-- perfect for organizing during earn time! Check out the assortment of these labels that TCR offers!

There's no concrete price break down for this one- it would depend on how many bins you used. I get my bins from Dollar Tree for $1 each. If you start looking mid-end of July they start stocking these in great color options!



Glimmers of learning said...

A trip to the dollar store is in my future for sure! Such a great idea!!

Miss Kindergarten said...

Love this! So organized Erin!

Erin Murphy said...

I love the bright, bold colors!! Dollar Tree can have some truly amazing finds!! I love the finished look, everything flows so well together!! Awesome job!!

Warmest Wishes, Erin from Kindergarten Dragons

First Grade Buddies said...

Those bins are great! Love how they are all the same...we've got such a hodgepodge assortment of bins in our classrooms! Yours are like organization heaven!

:) Tamra and Sarah
First Grade Buddies

Anonymous said...

How did you print on the name tags?

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