Get Inspired! Math Manipulatives Before and After

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There I was wandering around cyberspace when I stumbled upon this cute little display of math manipulatives.
Here's what I loved:
  • the colorful green shelf
  • the (I'm assuming plastic) jars that housed the manipulatives
  • the pink lids
  • how happy and inviting and kid-friendly it all looked

I desperately wanted to see more of this teacher's classroom, but the photo was a dead link.

Lucky for me (and you), I am one heck of an internet stalker. Not only did I manage to track down the original site, but I did so even though the shelf was in disguise.

Turns out the shelf belongs to The Virtual Vine which is one of the pioneers in teacher sites. I remember stopping by there way back when I was teaching K/1.

The fact that this shelf had a before picture made me all the more giddy.

Y'all know how I love me a good classroom before and after project.

Now here's what I REALLY love...
It appears that over time Ms. Virtual Vine has:

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