What would you do with these?

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  1. clld2tch

    clld2tch Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2011

    Hey everybody,

    I'm one of those people that just LOVE containers, boxes, baskets, anything I can use to organize. So when I saw 28 ziploc "Take Along" containers sitting in the freebie pile I had to take advantage! :blush: However, now I really don't know what to do with them. The teacher before me used them as sound tubs but I don't have all of the toys and things that she put in them for each sound.

    So I'm asking all of the brilliant Kinder teachers at A to Z...what would you do with these?

    Thanks!!!
     
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  3. little317

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    A few years ago I used those for student supplies. Each student had a box with their crayons, pencils, scissors and glue stick. I've gone back to community supplies though.
     
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    I do not know how big these particular containers are, but if you use alphabet magnets in your classroom, they sound like a good way to sort the alphabet pieces.
     
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    clld2tch Rookie

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    Thanks for your ideas. The containers are the deep square ones, like you would use for a salad, I guess. :)
     
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    OMG! I LOVE these containers! I was just at school today putting them all nice and neat in my cabinets! :) I am a sucker for organizational bins!:) lol I use mine to hold a variety of things...

    dice, googly eyes, pompom balls, salt (for salt writing), sand, construction paper dots, cut out pattern blocks, etc. I seriously LOVE these containers! I have the flat ones also... I love them because they are clear, a nice size, and fit so nicely in my cabinets!!!:)

    I can't believe you got them for FREE!!!! Great move!!!:thumb:
     
  7. Pre-K Teacher 1

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    I use mine for art storage.
     
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    math manipulatives

    worn down pencils for lending

    craft supplies
     
  9. clld2tch

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    That makes so much sense! Thanks everyone!
     
  10. CFClassroom

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    I was also going to suggest art supplies.
     
  11. k-tchr

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    Years ago, I emptied out my kids toy boxes and collected small toys for a sorting activity (saw in Lakeshore and thought I could make it cheaper). I labeled containers with letter sounds and had them put the objects in the container that had the beginning sound that matched. Parents could help send in items for your containers (they also may want to empty out some of the small toys.

    I also like to use them for the small art items.
     

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