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Valentine Keepers

When kids start handing out all those valentines, things can get messy in the room. A week or so before celebrating Valentine's Day, have your students make their own Valentine Keepers. An excellent way to do this is to use tag board--have students cut out two pieces of tag board into matching heart shapes. Have a template available for them to trace. Click here to download one example. They need to place the pieces of tag board together and punch holes along the edges (the "V" part) of the heart. They can then use yarn to weave the pieces together, tying them at both ends. An alternative Keeper could be made from the bottom part of a half-gallon milk carton. It can simply be cut straight across to form an open box or each side can be cut into a triangle so they can be folded together to make the box able to be shut. Have lots of materials available for them to decorate their Keepers.

More Room Organization Ideas

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Make Books Accessible
Reading Center
Center Necklaces
Parent Helpers
Supply Labels
Pencil Sharpening
Desk Check
Shared Supplies
Transparency Tracking
Bell Work
Center Attendance
Class Books
Computer CD Organizer
Magazine Clippings
Class Store
Classroom Library
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Scrap Box
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Center Savvy
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Center Organization
Pencil Pockets
Learning Displays
Drawer Labels
Center Map
Supply Totes
Scrap Box
Headphone Control
Weekly Inventory
Computer Time
Centers Made Simple
Housekeeping Documents
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
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Art Portfolios
Table Organization
Water Bottles
Calculator Caddy