Cubbies With No Hooks - Lame

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  1. SleekTeach

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    I have 20 tall cubbies with the square compartment at the top. They have no hooks whatsoever...so what can I do keep the area looking neat? I am trying to avoid buying 3M hooks because they get expensive...I wouldn't count on Dollar Tree Hooks because they wouldn't hold up. Maybe I could get 3M hooks for cheap in bulk, but I don't now where. Any suggestions? I know this is a tricky one.
     
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    Can you buy metal hooks from Home Depot and drill them in? Even Walmart sells them. I made a coat rack for my house once.
     
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    I don't think I'm allowed to do that since it belongs to the school district.
     
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    I'm considering just having the kids sit their backpacks on the bottom of the cubbies and put it in our morning procedures to make sure they are neat with no parts of their bags falling out of the cubbies
     
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    I don't have any good ideas really, but is there someone you could ask to know for sure if you can install permanent hooks? I know often changes like that aren't allowed, but putting hooks into cubbies seems really reasonable...
     
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    Can't hurt to ask if you or the school can put hooks in. The worst they can say is no.
     
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    I would find myself wandering into the maintenance shop, strike up a conversation with one of the guys or gals, and mention that you sure would like to have hooks installed. Brownies wouldn't be a bad thing to bring along.
     
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    If you're students are yours all day and don't have lockers then it seems like it would be a fire hazard for you not to have hooks. Where are they supposed to hang their coats and backpacks so they're out of the way safely? I would mention this (nicely) and ask the school about having hooks installed.
     
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    Now that sounds like it could work! I'll probably see how it works the first day with the backpacks in the bottom of the cubbies.
     
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    Here is a pic of the cubbies in my classroom. There are 20 and I cropped the pic because it was the last day of school and there were kids in there.
     
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    Hooks are a very reasonable request. Your school should do this for you or, at least, allow you to do it. Taking brownies to the janitor is a great idea!!!
     
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    From your picture it seems the back of the Cubbies is actually the wall...easy enough to attach hooks into. Definitely go make nice with your maintenance people!
     
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    If maintenance can't get to putting up hooks (they wouldn't in my district until well after school starts), ask if you can install hooks yourself. Usually if you are making an upgrade to the room at no cost to the school, they will say yes!
     
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    They need to just put lockers in my classroom like almost every other classroom in the district...ugh, idk why my room has cubbies.
     
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    My custodians would happily do this job for any of us - no brownies required (but certainly wouldn't hurt!). Ask your custodial team to take care of this.

    ETA: I was wondering how you survived winters without hooks, and then saw you are from Texas... no winter gear required! If my students didn't have hooks there would be winter clothing everywhere.... more chaotic than it already is!
     
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    If you can't do hooks, maybe boxes would work to contain stuff, if you could find a box to fit inside? Or, this might be as difficult as hooks, but if you could have a board running across the bottom (like a 2x4 about 10" up from the bottom of the cubbies) it would keep backpacks from falling out.
     
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    I was in a different classroom last year with lockers...and I live in North Texas, it snows here at least twice a year and from Jan. to Feb. it gets very cold for a Texan!
     

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