It's time for another Bright Ideas blog hop! I hope you are ready to spend some time in front of your computer to get through all these wonderful ideas!
I've already posted how I organize my task cards (several times, LOL!), but I wanted to share how I store my math games. So many teachers have these drawer sets that they use for different purposes and I chose to put my math games in them. The one on the left is from Michaels and the larger one on the right is from AC Moore.
I made labels for each of the drawers. The unit on the right has drawers that ate 12" X 12", so I placed topics in those drawers that I knew had more games. Above these units is a smaller drawer set that hold my dry erase markers, dice and playing cards. The crate holds some dry erase boards and other subject area games.
I have file folder games,...
games with cards that are housed in envelopes,...
and games that I copied onto cardstock and laminated.
My first attempt at hold game supplies (dice, cards, etc.) didn't go so well. I re-used yogurt containers by painting them, adding letter stickers and then sealing them with Modge Podge. As you can see the paint has started to chip. I've thought that maybe it I has sanded the plastic a little if the paint might have stayed on better, but I really don't know.
After I realized that the paint was chipping off, I changed direction and got these clear plastic containers. I put the letter stickers on and again sealed them with Modge Podge. These have held up a lot better.
The next stop in the hop is Teaching Math by Hart. Kim is talking about organizing student led conferences. Click on the button below to check out her post.