As I mentioned yesterday, I am lucky enough to be an Iris Product Teacher Tester. This means that I am sent IRIS products each month, and I find and share ways to use them in my classroom.
Which takes me about 2 1/2 minutes, because I love to organize with plastic containers, and these products are very useful.
Let’s start with the Open Top File Box. I already own five or six of these, but did not have this large size yet.One way I like to use these boxes is to create mini-filing spaces for a like set of files. For example, I already have one of these to hold all the materials for my Day to Day Calendar. You can see it below on the left, and where it hangs out by sliding neatly under my printer desk on the right.
Another example of “Small, Like-Themed Storage” is the materials for our current learning theme. I keep most of my teaching theme materials at home, and bring them up to school just for that theme. These materials are made up of paper files, books, as well as a unit box with larger materials. While these materials are at school and in use, I need a temporary home for them in the classroom. With this larger size, I have just what I need. I can easily hang the file folders in it (these folders are part of my All About Me Theme):
And then I can also add in a good amount of books that I want to use for the theme:
It’s a compact, easy-to-access storage method for these materials that don’t “live” at school permanently.
There you go, a small set of files organized and contained. Tomorrow I will show another way to use these boxes that will help you rein in unruly file cabinets!