When setting up your classroom, you need to make the most of your storage areas around walls to free up space for your students’ furniture and free areas. Vertical classroom storage does this by:
- Using over the door storage
- Stackable storage drawers and bins
- Storing small items on a magnetic whiteboard
- using large wall storage pocket charts
Check out these examples below!
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Classroom make-up work organization. Each folder is labeled with the days of the week. Students check the calendar at the bottom and grab anything they need from that day of the week’s folder.
Use desk organizers for different functions. Sort and store your small cardstock papers in an organizer.
The sides of your filing cabinet can become a storage space for hanging magnetic pocket charts and magnetic manipulatives.
Classroom Clipboard Storage: Use a vertical desktop sorter to store your students’ clipboards. I am not recommending the one in the picture because its shelves are made of corrugated paper. Use a wooden one for it to last you a long time.
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A Wire Cube Storage Cabinet: This wire mesh shelf works well for a small classroom. It has little bit of everything. The teacher can change up the layout of the grids to suit her needs.
Use pocket charts to store your students’ earphones. These pocket charts are hung on either side of the classroom cupboard (in the picture).
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