As you saw I had zero open storage for my students in my classroom, thus the bookshelf. But I wanted to share my idea to get more space out of something cheap.
This is a pencil bin from the dollar section at Target I got last year.
I created partitions using an extra piece of cardboard from a box. I figured I could separate markers, colored pencils, expo markers, etc so I can maximize space in my classroom. Total investment: $1
I also wanted to share a freebie from fellow blogger: Teaching My 3:
Math Freebie switching to the common core and the need to have student see numbers clearer, I love how this includes the number word, items, ten frame and money, up to the number 20! Grab it while it is free fellow math teachers.
How do you use what you have to make something new?