Saturday, October 8, 2011

Team Bins and an Updated Tour

This year I wasn't going to do team supply bins because I've had a lot of problems getting the children to keep them clean and/or organized and my supplies kept sprouting legs and walking out of the room.
That being said, I don't know for sure that it won't happen this year, but I'm slightly more confident that I have more procedures in place so that hopefully it isn't an issue.  I've also changed the items up slightly.  I used to keep pencils there, for example, but I now have a classroom pencil trade-out area so that this won't be necessary.
These are my team bins as I'll be introducing them on Monday:

Inside you can see the library pockets that hold the paint chip help guides (one for each student at the group), colored pencils, a glue stick, and markers in a plastic cup.  I will also be placing a "catalog/checklist" of items that belong in there so that the students in charge can check before we leave").  You may not be able to see it, but there are also travel sized tissues in each bin.  I expect to go through those fairly quickly, but will be posting on my website that I'd like more of those as well as the hand sanitizers that are attached to the sides.

I've tied the hand sanitizer to the sides with a ribbon that goes through the holes.  I am hoping this helps to minimize students spreading germs as the flu season is under way.

This is the supply bin at the "Teacher Station" and you'll see it has the same items.  
There have also been some other modifications around my classroom in the past week or so:

Well, football  is on, so that's all for now.  Have a great Saturday night! :D


Young Teacher Love Blog said...

I love all of your signs! Do you have any physical copies of them to share anywhere in the blog world? Thanks, Krystal!

Krystal Van Kampen said...

Absolutely! Many of them in this particular posting were found in Blogland, so I'll go back and add the links. Rookie move, sorry! :) I'm still learning the tricks of the trade. :D

Ms. Chrissy B said...

I really love the shades of meaning- so clever and such a visual way to represent the idea! Thanks!

Krystal Van Kampen said...

Thank you, Ms. Chrissy, and thank you for stopping by! :)

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