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.


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 :)