Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of This Before?!


Do you ever get an idea and then feel so silly that you hadn't thought of it before that moment?! Well, that's me today!

A few days ago I wrote a post about how much I love task cards. They have my heart right now because they are so versatile! The only problem is they can be pesky to store. I have several sets of Edupress Practice Cards that I love to use  as well as Rachel Lynette's  task cards and now I have the perfect way to store them!


Enter- the photo storage container!


I have had this thing sitting around my house for MONTHS- empty- patiently waiting to be filled with pictures before my next scrapbooking retreat- which is many months away! Then it hit me- I could store my task cards in it- it was a true slap on the forehead moment! The container is made up of individual boxes and it all closes up and has a nifty handle, so it's portable! I. AM. IN. LOVE.





Today, for time's sake, I just labeled the boxes with permanant marker, but you can bet I will be prettying them up in the near future. :) The only problem is figuring out how to do that with such a narrow space... ideas?!

The possibilities are endless with this type of storage container- math flash cards, high frequency words, any type of game cards- you name it. I'm thinking about getting a few more of them for other various things like reader response topics, writing topics, etc. It bugs me that it's not full, so you can bet I will be on a mission to fill 'er up!

You can get this box at any craft supply store- I got mine from Hobby Lobby. I can't remember exactly how much it was- it may have been around $30, but with a 40% off coupon, that's not much! And it's worth it!

Got any fabulous ideas on how else to use this baby??! Feel free to share or leave me a comment!

Happy Wednesday!

12 comments:

  1. Holy moly, that's genius! I will definitely be trying it! Would it also be good for storing games that use cards? Love it!

    Nichole
    Craft of Teaching

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    1. I think it would be perfect for game pieces! I'm sure I could rig up a way to store some generic game boards in the lid .... maybe tape in some kind of folder... I'll have to ponder this one!

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  2. That is BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for sharing! :) Mine are all scattered in a box right now because I couldn't think of a good way to store and organize them! :)

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    1. No problem! I couldn't believe I didn't think of it before!

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  3. This is a fabulous idea! I was just reading this post tonight

    http://www.3rdgradethoughts.com/2013/04/labeling-plastic-drawersbinsshelves.html

    and was wondering if you could print on to post-it notes and tape them on like how she labelled her drawers.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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    1. I have tried printing on Post-It's before and I loved it! I will have to look into that!!!

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  4. Such a good idea!! Oh just another reason to go to Hobby Lobby, what a shame ;o) Thanks for the great idea! For some reason my computer does not like the email button on people's blog so I couldn't email you the April calendar :o( If you want to email me at swilliams214@yahoo.com I can send it back to you!

    Sabra
    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

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  5. What a fantastic idea! I agree with you...why didn't I think of that! I'm going to have to run out and buy one. Thanks for sharing. And by the way...I'm your newest follower! :)

    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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    1. Thanks, Tracey!

      Thanks for following!

      Kelly

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  6. I love this idea! I too have those EduPress cards and haven't thought of using them this way! Awesome share!

    I'm your Newest follower!

    http://fantastic5thgrade.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!! Thanks for following- I love reading your blog. It helps keep me focused on where I need to take my kiddos. Thanks for all of YOUR great ideas!!

      Kelly

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  7. I love task cards! Great idea for storage! I love storage containers...I can never have too many.
    I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to see what else you do in your 3rd grade classroom!
    Andrea
    Bouncing through 3rd grade

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