Duotang storage... Creative ideas please! :-)

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  1. BreezyGirl

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    Hello Creative Teachers!

    I am going to have my 5/6 class keep their subject duotangs in a container on the bookshelf where the text books will be kept. I am colour coordinating: science is green, math is red, etc... I have 18 students this year, so am hoping to find something that can be put on the shelf in an upright position. I have white plastic containers but don't think they will fit 18 duotangs once the papers start going in.

    What does everyone use for this? I would love to just have one container per subject. The cardboard upright ones are good, but not sure how much they will hold. And, I was thinking of using these for my teacher books on my bookshelf.

    Our teacher store here doesn't have anything. I tried Staples, Wal-Mart, Monks, and several dollar stores. Perhaps an online store that ships to Canada?

    Please include pictures if you have some. My class doesn't have anything in it as I am taking over for someone. I'm starting fresh and want to liven up the room!

    Thanks!!!
     
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    Magazine holders! That's the name for what I was talking about. Thanks! I am just not sure how many folders it would hold once the folders start to fill up. I've seen dish basins being used, but I am aiming for as slimline as possible. I haven't seen double the width for magazine holders. :(
     
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    There are some plastic file boxes that might work, but those may be too big for what you want.
     
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    Oh no! They just closed all the Targets in Canada. :(
     
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    What?! Why???

    I'm sorry! I was just there last night and saw those bins. I really wanted to get them, but had no use for them. I was so excited to recommend them to someone!
     
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    They ran out of money. :( It didn't do as well as they thought. I was so bummed.

    I saw some on the Staples Canada site. Just not sure if a 4.5 inch width is wide enough for 18 filled duotangs.
     
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    Bummer. I'm sorry!

    You could always use that tutorial for magazine holders from cereal boxes and use a different, bigger box.
     
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    We use IKEA magazine holders for book boxes...my kids can fill them with several chapter books, but I don't know how many folders they'd hold. They're cheap enough, though ($1.99 for a pack of 5) that it wouldn't be that big of a deal to use a couple. :) We put clear packing tape or duct tape on the bottom (inside and out), and they hold up really well, even with being carried around all year.
     
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    Maybe you can have them shipped to Canada.
     
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    I don't know if Target ships. I know other teacher supply companies do. I am just worried they will either be too big or too small. Though, I don't have to keep all their work in it. They can unload after each unit. :)
     
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    All these great suggestions and sites!!! I did find some cool looking Banker Boxes that are wider. I'll see how they hold up until I find something else. :) I'm looking at those sites for baskets for the classroom library. :)
     
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