Due to 7 schools closing in our district, our school will be adding 2-3 upper grade level classes. I have had the privilege of having 1 of only 2 LARGE classrooms at our school for the past 3 years. Well, as of last Monday, I have been evicted from my "special island" and sent to solitary confinement! Okay, it's not that bad but my new room is 1/3 of what I used to have and that is not a joke. So what do I do with less space but need all my stuff? Start getting crafty, scouring Pinterest, stalking blogs for classroom organization ideas.
My first project became "teacher supplies" organization. I have admired the "Teacher Tool Box" for quite some time but never had a need for it until NOW! So off to Home Depot I went (at 6 AM this morning) to purchase the 22 Drawer Storage Cabinet. Gray was not the color I had in mind so I opened (que organ music here) my paint cabinet and grabbed my "go to" paint spray. I absolutely love Rust-Oleum Painter's touch 2X ultra paint+primer! You just can't go wrong with this stuff! I use White in semi-gloss for my classroom and heirloom white for my house. If it's not nailed down, I'll spray it!!
While the cabinet was drying, I started designing my drawers tags. I have seen so many cute ones and really liked Ladybug's Teacher Files plain black labels and Mrs. Freshwater's tiny polka dot ones so I decided to use those as inspiration for my tool box. I L-O-V-E Polka dots so of course mine had to have black and white ones. Also, I A-D-O-R-E PINK so had to have pink in there and I have teal and green in my class so threw those colors in as well. This is what I came up with! I love my new little organizer and I can't wait to get back to school on Tuesday (I can't believe I just said that!) to put it to use