Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tippy Tuesday

I am a basket girl. I organize everything in baskets. My teaching BFF usually made fun of me for it, before she retired. But I love baskets. I buy them even when I have nothing to store in them thinking that I can come up with something. Plus, what if they run out?! I would be so sad! Anyways, I never realized that having a basket for everything can sometimes make things take longer than they should!

When I was in the classroom, my individual student white boards had a basket, along with the markers and the erasers having there own baskets. That means three students to pass them out. Pokily! Until recently when I saw a geniusly simple idea to make it SO much faster. I don't remember where I saw this idea, but if it's yours please let me know!

Instead of having all three items in separate baskets, I put them in a Ziploc bag.  The one gallon bags are a little small, but if the bags were bigger, there would be leftover space in the bag, causing air to stay in the bag and make it puffy.  So I am good with the one gallon size!  I also numbered the bags so each student would know which bag is theirs!  This will make it a lot easier when passing them out.  I could even continue with my love for baskets and sort them by table to organize further! 

And that is todays tip!  Does everyone else already do this?  Am I the last one to the party?  Are you basket crazy too?  Leave me a comment and let me know:>!



  1. What a great idea! I have mine stacked with sock in between them. But... I'm liking this idea much better. :-)

    First Grade Delight

  2. Such a great idea! I have everything in separate bins and it takes forever for 27 first graders to get one of each. Plus, they always argue over markers. I think I HAVE to try this out! :)

  3. Cute blog. I just awarded you the "One Beautiful Blog" award. Stop by my blog to grab your award.


  4. Great blog! I'm following you now. Another good thing to use for erasers besides socks if you don't have any is used dryer sheets. I know most people have plenty of those hanging around! :) Thanks for the freebies. I'll be stopping by again soon!