Teacher Toolkit

It’s official…I have the August itch!  I have seen so many inspiring and talented teachers’ posts and pictures of their teacher toolkits and I just had to jump on board with this project!  If you are like me, your desk drawers begin the year organized and by the end of September… they. are. a. MESS.  I am so embarrassed if a para, parent, or student teacher ask to use something and I have to direct them to my unorganized desk drawers!  I am hoping that this teacher toolkit will eliminate the digging and embarrassment.  Here are the steps that I took to make mine…  First, I went to Menards to buy the toolkit.  It was in the aisle with the toolboxes.  They had several sizes!  Then I went to Walmart for the paper and stickers.  (see below)

 Next, I measured the outside of each drawer and made myself a tracer.  Being a little bit OCD (ha! ha!) I realized that I needed to come up with a pattern that worked for me to look at.  From there I traced and cut all the pieces that I needed.  (see below)

My final step was deciding what I wanted for each drawer, writing the words (I used permanent marker), and then taping the paper to the front of each drawer.  I plan to laminate each of these labels but my laminator has not arrived yet so I guess I will have to wait for that step.  As you can see (see below), I have three drawers that I have not figured out what to put in just yet.  Suggestions?????  Let me know what you think!  I hope that you find this blog post useful and inspiring!!  

13 Comments

    • Angie Olson

      30 drawers…I had a hard time with my 26! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your ideas. I will definitely be adding those to my toolkit!

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  1. Mrs. Ibarra

    I posted my toolkit on Instagram if you want to take a look at it. It was tedious but sure looks CUTE!!!

    Instagram: alwaysfirstgrade

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    • Angie Olson

      Your toolkit is ADORABLE! They are tedious aren't they? I am looking forward to having everything organized this year for a change! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Reply
  2. Vavoom Classroom

    I love this tool kit! We have been following and loving your blog! We've nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can check out our blog at http://vavoomclassroom.blogspot.com for more information.

    Sincerely, Becky and Echo @vavoomclasroom #yourclassroomwillloveyou

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    • Angie Olson

      Thank you so much Becky and Echo…your kind words keep me going! Thanks for the nomination!

      Reply
  3. Mrs. Delzer

    I bought the same one! Gotta love Mernards! Thanks for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kayla
    Top Dog Teaching

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    • Angie Olson

      Great minds think alike! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Angie Olson

      Thanks for stopping by to check it out Heidi! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm on my way over to check out your blog too!

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    • Angie Olson

      Thanks Serena! I just love the online teacher community…so supportive and encouraging!! Thanks again for the freebie on your TpT store!

      Reply

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