I am sure y'all know those binder pouches that are on sale for super cheap during back to school sales. These are my new favorite center storage item. If you buy a unit chock full of awesome centers from a fabulous blog, or download a freebie center, you can store them in one of these babies! I like to store each individual center in there own pouch and if it is an entire unit, I am attempting to be super organized and store them all in the same color. Then I add a handy label to the outside, stating what is in the pouch. I even add a little code to the sticker, as well as to the recording sheets, so I know what is what. Make sense? Here's a photo that will help clarify, or at least I hope!
The centers above are from the fabulous ladies at Made For First Grade.
I keep all of my recording sheets in a binder. The binder above is where all of my Christmas center recording sheets are stored. In the binder pouch, I have one center and to the right in the binder are the instructions and sheets. I have one of those binder pouches for each of the centers in the unit. I know it is very hard to tell, but I coded the sticker on the pouch with HJ2, standing for Holly Jolly center #2, and the instruction page is labeled with the same code. That way, when I pull out these centers 10 years from now, I know what goes with what.
I hope that makes some sort of sense. I love these little pouches and to me they seem to be sturdier than a Ziploc or envelope. As far as items like board games that are larger than the pouches, I have not came up with a solution that works for me yet! If you have any questions on my center storage solution or just something to say, please leave me a comment! And in the photo below is a little preview of the very first center/freebie I created! Be sure to check back tomorrow to get it!