Sunday, July 7, 2019

My Crayon Confession: (+24 FREEBIES)

My name is Palma and I'm obsessed with organizing crayons!

It's true, what can I say.  
~I would often spend hours after school checking crayon boxes to make sure everyone had ALL of the colors.  
~I've been known to stop everything and have every child hold up each crayon as I called out the color names to make sure every student had ALL of their crayons.  
~I obsessed about this until I came up with not 1, but 2 solutions.
This FREE template fits inside the jumbo crayon boxes.  
The ones with the separate lids and the ones with the flap.
But you also get the one that fits in the 
regular-size 8-count crayon box!
Click the image above to grab your FREE copy.

My 1st Solution:

For crayon boxes, 
I came up with two templates 
that fit perfectly inside the jumbo 8-count box 
and the small 8-count box.  
(Click the image below or scroll down 
for the FREE templates.)

Just cut them out and glue them into the crayon boxes.

Students match the colors of their crayons to the colors on the template and they instantly know which crayons they are missing so they can replace them from my "Extra Crayons" box. 
(Just a box filled with lost crayons.)
A well-used small box of 8 crayons.
The template fits inside.  Just glue it in.

My 2nd Solution:

You might have seen my idea 
for table crayon storage in 
Scholastic Magazine. 
They featured my idea in their 
Back-to-School issue 
a couple of years ago.

~I use the popsicle molds to hold crayons on the tables.  
~It promotes sorting and there are always lots of crayons available at each table. 
~This is a great time of year to pick up these popsicle molds. 
Look for them at your local Dollar Store or Walmart. 

This pop tray can hold 6-7 small crayons 
or 3-4 jumbo crayons in each section.
 Don't throw away the little popsicle holders 
that come with the molds.  
They make great great counters, 
AND they can be used in your estimation jar, 
or you can tape numbers to half of them 
and sets of dots to the other half for 
a matching activity at a center.  
A great idea is to include a "reference jar"
 at your estimation center.
This one has 4 pop holders and 
says, "This is what 4 looks like."

So if you're as obsessed as I am 
about keeping your classroom crayons organized, 
you can pick up my templates 
FREE by clicking HERE.  Enjoy! 
And while you're there, 
grab the other 23 FREEBIES in my TPT Store!

Check out my:
FaCeBoOk:  Click Here to see my Facebook. 
(Tons of FREE ideas.)

PiNtErEsT:  Click Here to see my Pinterest Boards.  
(Oh, the ideas on these boards!)
TeAcHeRs PaY tEaChErS:  Click Here to see my TPT Store 
(Did you say, "24 freebies?!")

Check out more organization ideas by clicking HERE.

See you all tomorrow!
Palma :)


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