It’s that time of year. I’ve been shopping and getting ready for the new school year. I like to shop for versatile stuff. I don’t have lots of space to store stuff at school or in my car.
I added a jump rope, finger puppets, and numbered bottle covers from Ikea. Ikea is great for inexpensive things that can be used multiple ways.
Then I picked up some primary ruled composition books, wide ruled composition books, folders with tabs and red marking pencils. I already have lots of colored pencils, regular pencils, scissors and glue. I use the red marking pencils to make notes on work samples. They can be used instead of a highlighter to make strokes and letters for students to trace. The thin line of a pencil works better for some students. The pencil makes thinner lines and it doesn’t bleed through the paper. It can be a better alternative when writing on notebook paper.
I also picked up some clear storage bins from the Container Store. I want everything organized and easy to find. Clear bins don’t need labels. I don’t pulling out every bin to discover what’s in it.