Throwback Thursday

I am linking up with Hope King for Throwback Thursday, and for today, I want to throwback to some of my first pins on Pinterest.  I've been enjoying crafting with my daughter, Catherine, and I can't wait to add my creations to my classroom decor this fall.  

Book Boxes using Walmart ice bins and colored duct tape
First up is this great idea for book bins and classroom libraries.  I've been looking for narrow, but deep bins, and I believe ice buckets may be it.  I will have to check at the Dollar Tree this week.

Scholastic 005
I love the idea of keeping on hand and using plastic tablecloths to make clean up quick and easy.  You can pick up interactive notebook scraps lickety split and keep glue off the table.

Keep track of your students... in a simple, cute way of course!This would make keeping track of where kids are easy.  When the fire drill happens and kids are out to the bathroom, doing an errand, or with a resource person, we feel anxious.  At a quick glance, we can see where they are.  Using numbers also allows use every year.

I love this idea! It makes it so much easier for the kids to see the book and be interested in reading it. Much better than bookcases. You can easily rotate different books so that it is always changing.
This has certainly made the rounds, but I wanted to share again.  Frame book jackets, paint letters from Michael's, and either hot blue or name crates to the wall.  This display is sure to draw the kids in.  I am making special floor pillows and have beanbags and large stuffed animals back in my reading nook.  I want kids to LOVE it and want to be there.  This is just plain adorable. 

classroom organization - bulletine board love... do for class rules also :)I just love this organizational board.  At a quick glance, kids and adults can determine what's due, class status, etc.  

Well, I hope you see a few oldies, but goodies you like. For more classroom organization ideas, you might check my Classroom Ideas board on Pinterest or watch my Facebook page for regular shares.  

Have a happy Friday, and now...get crafty and put your own personal twist on one of these ideas.  (if you do, take a picture and share it!!)  

Enjoy your summer, readers, and until tomorrow, happy reading!


  1. What did you use for the magets on your board for keeping track of the kids

    1. Peg-I just got a package of button magnets at Walmart (50 I think) that could be hot glued to buttons or aquarium stones. This isn't my board...just a favorite pin.

  2. Hey Carla!
    I love that little "READ" corner. So adorable.
    If you have other favorite pins, join up with my Favorite Pin Friday linky. I just posted it at midnite (a tiny bit late) so link on up. Or even next week! : )

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