Second Grade Nest: Setting Up... Classroom Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Setting Up... Classroom Tips and Tricks

Oh my goodness! This is the last blog post in the Setting Up Series! It's been too much finding and compiling brilliant ideas from bloggers across the world! Today's blog post is all about HACKS for the classroom, because we could all find brilliant and unique ideas at CHEAP costs. 

Check them out! 
Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom


Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
(Source: Fun, Cheap, or Free
This a great blog post outlining how to make your own DIY bulletin boards.
This could work for any wall space in your classroom! 

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
(Source: Ms. M's Blog)
Love  this idea to get more bang for your buck out of send home folders.

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
(Source: Teacher Stuff
I hear that hardware stores will do this for you!  
Two notebooks for the price of one. 

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
These shower boards can be purchased at a hardware store and they will usually cut them for you, too. You buy one huge sheet of shower board, then get it cut into smaller pieces and you can CHEAP dry erase boards!

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
 Zip-ties and Walmart crates can create a cheaper option for wooden cubbies that cost hundreds in teacher magazines.

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
(Source: Art with Mr. E
Keeping the chairs quiet and the floors protected. 
I've seen cut tennis balls, too! 

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
I love this idea to keep all their odds and ends in a Dollar Tree basket. 
This will cut back on so many messes in their desks.

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
(Source: Can't find link! Does anyone know whose Pin this is?)
This is a VERY cheap option for dry erase boards. How fun!

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
This is absolutely brilliant. I never ever know what to do with all the letters from die cut machines or teacher magazines. This is a must for bulletin board organization.

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
Out of reach from little hands AND saving ink. 

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
Clocks from the Dollar Tree/Dollar Spot. An educational way to tell kids to stop asking you what time it is.  Brilliant.

Classroom organization tips and hacks for setting up to go back to school- teacher tips and hacks for your classroom
The famous Glue Sponges are a hack that can save you big money throughout the entire year.


For these and MORE ideas, check out
my CLASSROOM TIPS AND HACKS Pinterest board. 
https://www.pinterest.com/jessicalea30/classroom-tips-and-hacks/

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