I know reusable shopping bags are really popular now. I'm all about protecting the environment, but those plastic bags from grocery stores sure are handy to have around the classroom.
Teachers find them useful in many ways:
- As a backup for kids who forget to bring their backpack to school and need to transport homework or other mail and communications between school and home.
- For clothing that may have become wet in a puddle during recess or for any other unmentionable reasons.
- To carry home artwork and projects that may not fit into a backpack.
- When a student is asked to bring assignments home to a neighborhood classmate that may be absent.
All you NEED to do is save an old tissue box and stuff the bags inside.
However, classrooms appear more organized when teachers decrease visual clutter by creating a cohesive look. I covered my tissue box with scrapbook paper and ribbon to match classroom color scheme. You could certainly use patterned paper to match a classroom theme as well.
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