Some Pinners suggested painting their organizer with spray paint to make it look better. Well let me tell you, I tried a little "painting project" the other night myself. I was inspired again by Pinterest to make a plaque that you glue clothes pegs to and then write/stencil "NO NAME" on it. You then hang it on the classroom wall to "display" student work handed in with no name. (Usually I just put it in the "blue filing cabinet" after posting it on the blackboard for half a day). I was NOT happy with my painting skills so I am NOT going to ruin my organizer by trying to paint it. If you try it, let me know how it works out.
None of the labels for organizers I could download fit into the drawers of my organizer so I decided to create my own. They are super simple in design. I have posted them as a .doc file on my TPT site for FREE if anyone feels like using them. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Organizer-Labels-Small. I only posted the small labels as I have not decided what will go in the large drawers in the bottom yet. I will have to wait until I am back at school to figure that out.
After making the labels, I affixed them using bright coloured POST-IT page markers (in the pink, orange, purple package) and SCOTCH restickable tabs for mounting. I got both of these from the local Dollarama for $1.50 a package. I am glad I decided to use these because now I can switch the labels on the drawers easily just by switching the colour of the post-its in the background. Note to those who are a little OCD like moi. Put all the labels in alphabetical order, then decide your colour pattern, then put them in the drawers!
|Here is the finished project in my classroom. I still have lots of extra drawers. I am sure I will fill them with something!|
Not sure what the next project will be but I am sure I will be inspired by something on Pinterest. Today I found the cutest little blackboards surrounded by a wooden frame with a picture hanger at the back. They were only $1.25 each at EFADS (Everything for a Dollar or More Store). I so want to paint them Tiffany blue....