Organizing your classroom can get expensive, y’all. Don’t worry. I feel you and I got you. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Go to the dollar store and grab some cheapy baskets! They work just as well as the fancy bins, if you don’t mind some of them not having a lid.
Check out my favorite ways that SLPs can utilize those dollar store baskets to organize their classrooms!
1. Store your card decks
These larger baskets are perfect for storing those Super Duper card decks!
2. Articulation stations
Set up smaller baskets for your artic stations. You can put everything you need into each basket, for an easy grab and go.
3. Student supply caddies
These are perfect if you do a lot of art in speech. No more fighting over the supplies if they each have their own. Plus, it’s much more sanitary, since they don’t share supplies! Fill each caddy with one pair of scissors, glue, crayons, a couple of dot markers and you’re golden!
4. Sensory bin supplies
The larger containers are great for sensory bin supplies. You can fill ziploc bags with them and keep them inside the large bin. The smaller containers are great for mini objects as well!
5. Oral mech kit
Make an oral mech kit by filling this medium size basket with everything you need to do an oral mech exam. I put tongue depressors, mirror, flashlight, stopwatch, cup, and gloves inside mine!
6. Table trash box
If you do lots of cutting and messy projects with your kiddos, I love having a table trash bin. Instead of them trying to get up and bring things to the trash can (which usually ends up in a bigger mess), everyone can put their trash in the bin and we empty it afterwards. This is really beneficial with trying to keep the room more sanitary and germ-free as well.
7. Following directions basket
My favorite way to work on following directions is with actual objects and manipulatives. I put things that help up work on those skills all in one basket. This one is filled with cups, mini box, small objects, a few art supplies, stickers, and post-it notes.
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