Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pencil Tins

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I currently have plastic bins in my class for students to switch out their pencils.  They switch pencils out daily. This cuts down on interruptions in class, and I am able to sharpen the pencils,  which helps preserve my electric pencil sharpener.  Currently my bins are pretty plain. Well, Wendy at Cricut Your Classroom has inspired me to upgrade!  I LOVE how she recycled Crystal Light containers to make hers.  I unfortunately did not have any containers to recycle, but I found these cute tins at JoAnn's for 40% off!  That's still economical...right?  I used Gypsy my  to manipulate the pencil from Potpourri.  The bear (our mascot again) and apple are from Doodlecharms.  The font is Makin' the Grade.  I made the tins coordinate, but not look too closely alike.  I find that if they do not look different enough, my second graders, in a hurry, often mix up the two!  I also coated it with Modge Podge to add some durability to it.  Well this is definitely an upgrade to our daily routine.

2 comments:

Lolis said...

Very cute! You have very cute ideas for the classroom, I'm a teacher and also have 2 boys. Can't wait to see more of your work. I'm following now. Have a great day!

Scrappy Chic said...

Thanks Lolis :)