Today's Topic: Manipulatives!
I previously blogged about my manipulatives here
But as a refresher...
This is what my storage looks like right now:
Now that I know that I will be here for at least another year (hoping it's more!), I am reorganizing everything (prepare for a very different class organization system next year!).
First stop: Dollar Store!
I picked up some cute baskets/storage in my colors, and have been slowly going through my manipulatives-getting rid of what I didn't use, what I have doubles of and what I don't think I need.
They hold a good amount too...I was able to fit 15 flats in there, 11+ decks of cards, and all my pattern blocks (after I got rid of the ones that were icky). Plus, I can stack them on top of one another and fit 4 in a small space.
Next year, all the math manipulatives will be stored on one section of the shelves. I've already started:
Shirt: Old Navy
Saw a very nice apartment yesterday...definitely applied-just waiting for a call of yay or nay! I hope I get it...I think it would be perfect!
UPDATE: I got the apartment!!! I sign the lease on Tuesday, and can start moving in July 1st. I'll probably take my time moving (meaning I'll pay 2 rents in July), since my lease isn't up until the end of the month, and I'll want to do most of it on my own. Now, I just need to find some boxes :)
Smiles and Sunshine,
Some cool giveaways: