Oh, my goodness! This is the last blog post in the Setting Up Series! It’s been too much fun finding and compiling brilliant ideas from bloggers across the world! Today’s blog post is all about HACKS for the classroom! Here’s classroom tips and tricks because we could all use brilliant and unique ideas at CHEAP costs. Check them out!
DIY Bulletin Boards
(Source: Fun, Cheap, or Free)
This a great blog post outlining how to make your own DIY bulletin boards. This could work for any wall space in your classroom!
Send Home Folder Hack
(Source: Ms. M’s Blog)
I love this idea to get more bang for your buck out of send home folders.
(Source: Teacher Stuff)
I hear that hardware stores will do this for you! Two notebooks for the price of one.
Dry-Erase Board Tip
(Source: Simply the Middle)
These shower boards can be purchased at a hardware store, and they will usually cut them for you, too. You buy one huge sheet of shower board, then get it cut into smaller pieces, and you have CHEAP dry-erase boards!
Classroom Tips and Tricks Cubby Hack
(Source: The Coffee Crafted Teacher)
Zip-ties and Walmart crates can create a cheaper option for wooden cubbies that cost hundreds in teacher magazines.
Quiet Classroom Idea
(Source: Art with Mr. E)
Keeping the chairs quiet and the floors protected. I’ve seen cut tennis balls, too!
Mess Proofing with Dollar Tree Baskets
(Source: What Happens in First Grade)
I love this idea to keep all their odds and ends in a Dollar Tree basket. This will cut back on so many messes in their desks.
Cheap Plastic Plate Dry-Erase Board
(Source: Can’t find the link! Does anyone know whose Pin this is?) This is a VERY cheap option for dry-erase boards. How fun for classroom tips and tricks on a budget!
(Source: The Kindergarten Pod)
This is absolutely brilliant. I never ever know what to do with all the letters from die-cut machines or teacher magazines. This is a must for bulletin board organization.
Marker Storage Tip
(Source: Lucky Little Learners)
Out of reach from little hands AND saving ink.
Time-Telling Clock Tip
(Source: Peace, Love, and Learning)
Clocks from the Dollar Tree/Dollar Spot. An educational way to tell kids to stop asking you what time it is. Brilliant.
Glue Sponges Idea
(Source: Kindergarten Smorgasboard)
The famous Glue Sponges are a hack that can save you big money throughout the entire year.
For these and MORE ideas, check out my CLASSROOM TIPS AND HACKS Pinterest board.
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