I have SO MUCH STUFF that I have just reached the point in my career that I use what I have to make things that work for management and organization!
One thing I have an abundance of in my classroom is fake plants! I have always wanted to be THAT teacher and have live plants in my room. I would start the year with real plants on the kids tables and within 2 weekends they were dead or had flies. So I got smart and slowly bought fake plants! Love them.. probably one of my most favorite investments I have made in my classroom! They don’t need to be watered, the kids can’t hurt them, and they area always their fullest potential! I picked these little treasures at IKEA… it’s a great teacher place if you have one close!
To make these I took left over name tags.. again using what I have… cut them apart and glued them on for a boys and girls plant! Literally that simple!
So when a student leaves.. whether is be to go to the restroom, to get a drink, or to run an errand they put the plant on their table and it’s a quick glance to see who is out of the room! The kids love it and it helps make sure only 1 student is gone while adding some ‘life’ to our room!
It’s a great management tool! For other quick and easy management ideas… click here!