Sunday, July 24, 2011

Math and Manipulatives - Setting Up the Classroom Series

{Click to see more of my posts on how to set up a classroom.}

I've been working on putting together some visuals on how my math materials are sent up and how I run math workshop to include with this post on storing math materials, but have come to realize it really is a post all it's own. So I'm going to post these great ideas for you now and will come back with the details from my own classroom and additional tips and ideas soon.

Mrs. Bond has won me over with her symmetrical math storage.

This homeschooling mom stores her sensory and math materials in clear jars. I think this is a great idea because it's organized, easy to see and jars are free and recycled. However, I would be hesitant to use them in the classroom if they are glass. Just a head's up.

Can you tell I heart Mrs. Rojas? This is a project she recently created and blogged about. And if you look carefully up on top you'll spot that adorable pen holder that I mentioned yesterday.

Mrs. Freshwater uses drawers to sort/store her math materials.

Kristen's math games are a must see. The two links under her picture are chock full of info.

For more ideas and pictures to help organize and manage your classroom, please check out my book: The Clutter-Free Guide to Classroom Organization and Management by clicking here.
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  2. Wow! I'm glad I stumbled on this site. I love all of the classroom pictures. I've worked hard over the years to get my classroom clutter free. I start out great, but somehow lose steam about halfway through (or get too busy). I tweeted your blog as teacher's blog of the day and added you to the Favorite Teaching Blogs sqworl. I will be back!

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  3. Thanks again for the mention! I am loving your Setting Up the Classroom Series. I can't wait to get into mine next week!!!


  4. I clicked on you as I stumbled upon you mostly because of your name...Clutter-Free Classroom! It's beautiful and as a Conqueror of Chaos I now have a blog crush on you! Well, off to read and later implement!

    When Mon(tessori)(Wal)dorf (and Attach)ment Parenting meet.

  5. Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! When I am finally able to get back into my room, I'll have to post pictures of how I organize things.

    Thanks again!
    Teresa :)

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  7. I'm a new follower and am in love with your organization ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Kim @ Penny Pinching Teacher
    Penny Pinching Teacher

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  9. I also store my tiny items in jars but I use the plastic jars that Dole packages their peaches and pineapples in. I got the idea from my aunt in Wyoming. The plastic jars are see-through enough that you can tell just exactly what in it.


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