So I decided I needed to do some new labels in my classroom. I have sort of a polka dot and star theme going on. I labeled my crates. I attached the labels with some ribbon that I tied into a bow. I got this idea from Lory.
This is my favorite thing in my classroom right now. I purchased one for my kiddos play room to store all their toys. I liked it so much that I had to get one for my classroom. I got it from IKEA. It is a little pricey, around 110 dollars for the shelf and the totes. The reason I love it so much, is because the totes slide into groves like a drawer. They are so sturdy and you can pull them out from either side. So this little gem is sitting in the middle of my room. I have the oak one for my playroom at my house and I like them a lot better. The grooves are built right into the wood. The white one I got for my classroom has plastic grooves, that I had to screw in. This makes the totes harder to slide in and out.
See it here...http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80063673/
These are my reading boxes for guided reading. I have an aide that comes in to help with two of my groups. There is a box for each reading group and the orange one is for the books we remove from their browsing box. I like all my students to have around 5 books in their browsing box to practice during read to self.
AaaHhhh, My writing, this is my favorite thing to teach. I love it... This is their writing crate. They put all of their finished work in this crate. Each student has a colored hanging file. I conference in groups, and this is the way I call them to conference. If they have a yellow folder, they are in the yellow group. Their personal writing folder is also the same color as their folder in their crate.