Here’s a quick tip for organizing items your students use on a daily basis My classroom configuration is set up so that my students are always sitting in groups. I like to keep one red bucket (shown in the picture) at each group.
Inside the buckets you will find highlighters, hand sanitizer, sticky notes, flashcards, extra pencils and erasers, and homeless pencils (sometimes they find their way back). These are items we use pretty much every day. It helps to keep them organized and by using these buckets kids can reach them easily without getting up and distracting other members of the class.
I found these buckets at a teacher’s store where they were a bit costly. I’ve also seen them at the dollar store for about the same quality, but a lot more cost effective.
To read about how much I love the dollar store, click here