Don't you hate it when you reach to find an EXPO marker and find nothing? Or you find one, but it's all dried out? This is the PERFECT solution to both of those problems!!
These mesh pouches are perfect for organizing book clubs, small manipulatives, and even your student's supplies. They also are small enough to fit about anywhere!
I LOVE a good border...but I hate storing them!! And any teacher knows how expensive borders are, This storage solution is great to keep them safe an secure when you aren't using them!
This is the perfect solution to keeping all of your calculators all in one place. Teach Middle or High School? Keep everyone's cell phones where you can see them!!
My biggest problem when teaching 4th grade was keeping all of my Guided Reading Groups organized. Not just the books, but ALL of the paperwork that goes along with it. This file organizer helped me keep everything together and I could easily take it home with me.
One of my biggest pet peeves is students getting up in the middle of a lesson to sharpen their pencils or to find a marker or scissors. With these handy caddies, I was able to keep all of the supplies they would need in one spot at their table. And for a case of 6 under $25...you can't beat that!!
7. Magnetic Storage Pockets
These magnetic storage pockets are perfect for organizing centers in your classroom where the students would need to use the whiteboard. My favorite thing to use these for was the numbered magnets I used to keep track of who wanted to order something from the cafeteria or who brought their lunch!
I had several little games in my classroom that had so many small pieces. I also had things like batteries, rolls of tape, and rows of staples that I couldn't the box they came in. These mini storage boxes save my life when trying to keep them organized. I even had one for just my junk I didn't want to get rid of but couldn't find a home.
I mean...come on....who doesn't need a little rainbow in their life? I love this caddy on my desk because not only is it cute, it's functional as well. You could buy one for your desk, or buy a few to put around the room to hold markers and scissors. It's so cute!!
I know when I taught elementary school, I had so many anchor charts I didn't know what to do with them! I didn't want to get rid of them because they took so long to make, but I didn't want to just throw them in a closet somewhere and it get wrinkled. This storage box is the best thing to keep your anchor charts organized and safe!
Do you have any favorite storage solution ideas under $25?
Laura Gokey is the owner of The Learning Tree and is working towards her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Regent University. She currently lives in Livingston, TX with her husband of fourteen years and her two children.