5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You

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Getting your classroom set up usually means creating student cubby (cubbie) spaces. Cubbies hold student papers and/or sometimes larger items depending upon the need for storage in a classroom. Here is how to make cubbies work for you so that you have a classroom system to store items easier, give flexible options and make labeling cubbies easier.

How to Make a Cubbie System Work for You

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Teach Junkie: 5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You

Step 1. If you lack cubbie storage space in your classroom, these may also provide some great ways to create your own cubbie storage system. Zip Tie Crate Cubbies –  Zip tie crates that match your classroom color scheme together. Use double sided tape to place student names in the back (up high) to create storage that fits folders, binders and lunch boxes.

Teach Junkie: 5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You
source: thecoffeecraftedteacher.com

 


Step 2. Keep student cubbies/mailboxes that are mainly for passing papers closest to the place where you grade papers. You will be less likely to let papers stack up when you can simply turn your chair around or walk two steps to get to student cubbies.

Teach Junkie: 5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You
source: mrsterhune.blogspot.com

Step 3. Choose enclosed storage for cubbies by adding bins, or using plastic drawer units for using place of a classroom closet. This teacher says it helps to keep down on the spread of lice by keeping things enclosed and separated.

Teach Junkie: 5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You
source: our-cool-school.blogspot.com

 


Step 4. If you need to label larger cubbie spaces, do so with the label on the side and locate the label up higher. This keeps it in line of sight when the cubbie is in use.

Teach Junkie: 5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You
source: pimarypossibilities.blogspot.com

 


Step 5. If you need to label narrow cubbie mailboxes, then using binder clips with student numbers or names stuck on with double sided tape is a great solution. Easily changeable if students move, or to move around according to student height.

Teach Junkie: 5 Ways to Make Cubbies Work for You
source: theorganizedclassroomblog.com

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.

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