August 1st means that teachers can get back into their classrooms and start preparing for the school year. The total music room reveal will have to wait for a few more small projects to be completed, but I wanted to post a few pictures in celebration of labels. I made several different kinds of labels using polka dots. Have I mentioned how much I love black and white polka dots? Anyway...I made several labels and really just slapped them on some things I already had in containers.
New boomwhacker storage! I've had family members and parents saving plastic coffee cans for the last year. We use them as drums in class which is so much fun! Today I converted some of them into boomwhacker storage containers with a little spray paint. Boomwhackers are pitched percussion tubes. We use them to create harmony and play melodies. Now that they are in separate containers it will make setting up boomwhacker songs faster and easier. The labels show the boomwhacker pitch (letter name) and scale degree (number).
This is kind of a launch pad. Several frequently used manipulatives are stored here. Notice the pretty labels on the ABC sticks, lap packs and bottle caps.
Ahhh! I hope this cabinet stays this neat all year! LOL...I know, I know, but a teacher can dream can't she? These little baskets with the handles came from a regular classroom teacher who hadn't used them. Hurray! They were the perfect size for several manipulatives that I had previously stored in plastic baggies.
Polka dots! Yay! I also added polka dot labels to my tubs of crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers and scissors. Is it going overboard if I make something for my hand sanitizer too? Cause I'm really considering it!
This picture shows my national standards bulletin board. Last year I displayed the standards with a big dish of ice cream and this year I'm using soda cans. Teachers: You can get this bulletin board here.