The following ideas were gathered in an effort to save your sanity in the classroom and help you find more efficient and creative ways of doing things! We’ve gathered together 50 AMAZING ideas that will give you some inspiration for organization & storage, classroom management, and tips/tricks to help you manage #allthethings. Best of all, you can shop all these ideas right from the comfort of your home using Amazon!!! Be sure and follow these fabulous teachers for more creative classroom ideas. You can click each photo to go directly to each teacher’s Instagram account.
1. Use a clothing rack to store your anchor charts.
2. Improve classroom management by using a wireless doorbell to get your students attention.
3. Use a hanging wall organizer to easily store absent work.
4. Use a shoe organizer to store your school supplies.
5. Incorporate a game like Kerplunk to improve transitions and help with classroom management.
6. Use a pocket chart for storing personal pencils & erasers
7. Use file boxes as personal book bins.
8. Keep your kids accountable for those pencils! Hang magnetic clips on your whiteboard for students to sign out.
9. Staple dismissal changes and student reminders to backpacks with brightly colored astrobrights.
10. Transform a toolbox to organize your desk essentials.
11. Make book boats with a tupperware tub.
12. Use a desk tray to organize iPads and other devices.
13. Jazz up your literacy center with magnifying glasses.
14. Use a numbered pocket chart to store cell phones in the classroom.
15. Fill a bubblegum machine with classroom prizes.
16. Use an acrylic straw dispenser for storing pencils.
17. Add adhesive squares to your clip board to make your teacher notes portable.
18. Make giant math manipulatives with hula hoops and pool noodles.
19. Use a large toolbox to store math manipulatives or erasers.
20. Use special spray paint to give old, plastic furniture a new look.
21. Use condiment bottles for keeping paint mess-free.
22. Use a desk caddy to store Substitute Resources.
23. Use face srubbers as white board erasers.
24. Data disk pockets double as Target’s adhesive pockets.
25. Add colorful erasers to your dry erase markers by gluing large craft poms to the bottom.
26. Use organizer drawers for easy-to-access group work.
27. Cut a shoebox to use as a velcro dispenser.
28. Add some dry erase spots to your guided reading table for individual student work spaces.
29. Hang dry erase pockets to your white board as a holding place for exit tickets and student responses.
30. Use a rolling cart as a parent volunteer prep station.
31. Headphone storage is made easy with a shoe organizer.
32. Use a rolling storage cart for easy access to math materials.
33. Add some sit spots to your classroom rug to help students find their own space.
34. Read student feedback in a whole group setting quickly with dry erase paddles (and more POM POM markers!)
35. Use a mini door as a visual reminder for students to keep their desks clean.
36. Help students track text with finger puppets.
37. Use photo boxes to store student task cards.
38. Use water beads for a fun sensory bin experience.
39. Store large amounts of colorful paper or astrobrights in a rolling cart.
40. Hang anchor charts on your white board with a magnetic curtain rod.
41. Use astrobrights cardstock to organize your filing cabinet.
42. Help students meet your expectations for voice level with tap lights.
43. Use giant paperclips to easily change out student work.
44. Store all your washi tape on a jewelry holder.
45. Save time and frustration cutting circles with a circle cutter.
46. Glue thumb tacks to the back of clothespins for an easy way to hang items in your classroom.
47. Give a plain stool new life and purpose by adding paint and some adhesive letters.
48. Keep your desk dry with inflatable drink holders.
49. Wrap your furniture with pretty contact paper to fancy up your classroom.
50. Cut composition notebooks in half for double the quantity. Even better, visit your local Home Depot and they’ll do it for you!
We hope you loved these teacher hacks and can use a few of the ideas in your own classroom! If you do, be sure and tag us on Instagram and use the hashtag #teachersloveamazon. Share your favorite teacher hack in the comments below!
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