In my classroom, I have some must-have needs~~group baskets (see picture below), sharpies (and lots of them), and labels. I provide each group with a basket organizer for their supplies. They can put whatever necessary school item in the basket. Usually, the basket has glue sticks, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, erasers, and sharpies. For the past several years, each student had their own personal basket. It worked out for a while until the basket became too full to hold what was needed. This year I decided that each group would have one basket. Along with the regular supplies, I will put a set of Story Sticks, multiplication/division flash cards, and bathroom passes (one boy/girl for each group). The sticks are used for retelling stories. I thought this would be a great brain break activity.
I just love how the baskets came out. They are so bright and cheery! You can grab a copy of the group signs (HERE).
To help with my obsession, I created some chevron desk plates and labels. You can grab your FREE copy (HERE). In this pack, I've included 3 different colors~~pink, green, and purple. I printed the labels on full sheet shipping labels then cut them apart. They are the perfect size for cubbie baskets, library buckets, or just about anything you need a label on.
I can't thank you enough for allowing me to share my ideas with you! I had the best time!! Thank you Stevi & Tamara~~you rock!!