As you know, when you have 20+ people sharing a room for an entire day, organization is key! It is important that your classroom looks and feels homey for you and your students. As a teacher, I was constantly struggling to find ways to keep classroom supplies organized in a way that was attractive and inexpensive. We'd all love to go to The Container Store and buy a super cute, coordinated organization system, but what teacher can afford that?
The other day, I was browsing around and found this adorable blog with a GREAT idea for supply storage. This creative mom used old soup cans to make awesome organizers. Check it out! Now, I am not very crafty, but I think I could definitely do this. And, best of all, it's practically free and super cute! For a classroom, you could decorate the cans with stickers or labels. You could put a cluster at each table, or on a bookcase. I also like her idea of using coffee cans for bigger items. Math manipulatives, anyone? Genius!