So many of my projects begin with a pin...
I have been wanting to do something like this all summer. I love all the teacher toolboxes that are out there, I just don't need one. I couldn't justify it to myself.
Sooooo, I decided I could do a miniature version that would come in handy every day!
I only let me kids sharpen two pencils a day. I sharpen them first thing in the morning. I have many reasons for this but the main ones are (1) I hate the sound of the pencil sharpener, (2) kids need to be responsible for their pencils, and (3) it helps my students to take care of each other. When a student needs a pencil in the middle of the day, they must ask their classmates if they can borrow one. This shows them that I am not the only source of help in the classroom.
Stepping off my soapbox.
Eek! I love it!
Drawer #1: I try to sharpen at least 5-10 pencils each morning before my students arrive. This way when students need new pencils that morning, I can just hand them a new one.
Drawer #2: My students go through glue like crazy. I am tired of students not having glue, so instead of passing out my supplies and never seeing them again, I am going to wrap washi tape around the 5 glue sticks and 2 bottles of glue that will go in this drawer. The tape will identify them as my supplies and the kids will know they need to be returned. I am planning on just letting kids grab them as needed and them returning immediately.
Drawer #3: Same story as the glue. It is impossible to do an activity together in a timely fashion when 5 kids are waiting on someone to finish their cutting so they can borrow their scissors. I am going to place about 5 scissors, add my washi tape, and put them in this drawer.
I think it is going to work out!
You can download the labels HERE.
Let me know what you think!