Here are a couple of quick tips to help your Back to School prep.
1. Label your packed boxes a the end of the year.
I list the items in each box on an index card and place in a snack size ziplock bag. I tape the bag onto the box and also put an L for a light box and H for a heavy box. When I store my boxes, I know to put the "H" boxes on the bottom. I also label the boxes in the order I should open and set up my room. 1, 2, 3, ... This way, at the beginning of the year I know the boxes to open first. It makes setup quicker and more efficient.
2. Spray laminated class visuals with Matte spray.
I spray all classroom visuals with a matte spray from Krylon. This reduces the shiny glare and allows students to see the visuals without fighting the glare. Check out the difference in the video below!
3. Place reinforcers in craft reclosable bags to limit size.
I place my reinforcers in these craft bags. They are 2" x 3". It allows me to carry a variety of reinforcers without the bulkiness of a zip lock bag. :)
Hope these BTS tips can help you start out on the right foot! Have a great year!