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Little Classroom Goodies


So I’ve taken a HUGE sabbatical from blogging as I got this school year started. I don’t know about you, but our district has adopted a brand new reading program and that means TONS of extra work for me. Luckily, I had some amazing guys to help me assemble our tests today. They are rewarding themselves with a little gaming, and I’ll be rewarding myself with a little blogging.

This post is to showcase a few small Pinterest finds that I’ve implemented in my room this year. Love them all!

Rubber Bands on the Hand Sanitizer

This is such a simple idea and probably the best one ever! Last year, I had a huge issue with hand sanitizer on the floor, which eats the wax. I saw this on Pinterest and it is the quickest solution ever!

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No mess. Just the right amount for little hands. Perfect!

Push Pin Clothespins

I saw this for using on bulletin boards, but I knew it would be perfect for our hall display. We have a long strip of cork mounted to the walls outside our rooms. A thumb tack would be perfect and the clothespin would allow students to swap out their work quickly. All I needed was clothespins, flat headed thumb tacks, and hot glue.

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Now for the record, I had a friend try the same thing and a few are falling apart. I think it has to do with the placement of the thumb tack. Make sure it stays closer to the pivot point than to the top.

So those are a few little gems from Pinterest that have made my year a little easier!