Happy Monday, friends! I’m linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics to share with you how I labeled my Sterilite drawers.
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Please remember to link back to Tara’s Monday Made It post to check out what other creative teachers have been up to this summer!
This Monday Made It was pinspired! I saw all of these wonderful drawers that said Grade, Copy, File. I LOVED them, but wanted to fancy up my drawers I use for guided reading. These drawers sit on a shelf behind my guided reading table and hold all of the books and forms for each group, as well as various word work and reading supplies.
|Again, sorry for the glare!|
I searched and searched and SEARCHED for a template. I was positive that some fabulous teacher had already created a template that I could use, and just when I was about to give up and make my own, I stumbled across The Tattooed Teacher’s post. I was beyond thrilled!
Sweet, sweet, sweet Rachel provided the traditional Grade, Copy, File options in three different designs, as well as a blank template for each design, all in a PowerPoint file! YIPPY! All I had to do was insert a text box on top of the design and PRESTO… customized drawer labels! Then, I printed, laminated and cut to size! Easy peasy!
At first, I was going to Mod Podge the labels to the inside of each drawer. I tried one drawer, but quickly realized that the laminate was preventing the Mod Podge from drying. SOOOO…. I resorted to packing tape. I taped all along the inside on the top and bottom of the drawer. I even wedged some tape into each corner, which was a tad tricky! These drawers are a teacher’s dream! They not only hide all of my guided reading materials, but keep them within hands’ reach! I. LOVE. THEM. Plus, they match my new color scheme in my classroom!
|Click on the picture or here to see The Tattooed Teacher’s post!|
Thank you again, Rachel, for the fabulous freebie!
Here’s my question for all of you . . . how do you store your guided reading supplies?