It's confession time. I am awesome at making stations. Math, literacy—you name it. I'm even pretty good at remembering to print, laminate, and cut them in time for their debut in the classroom.
Storing them? That's a completely different story. When it comes to saving my station materials in a nice, orderly manner, it's rather embarrassing. Shoving them all in a box is just SO EASY, you guys.
But you know what's not easy? Having to remake half of my materials the following year, and the year after that, because I was too lazy to find a suitable way to organize.
“I looooove using shoe boxes to store mine. Have you tried those?”
Yes. Takes up too much space, pieces fall out and get lost, and nobody has enough shoe boxes for my classroom needs. But thanks for the suggestions!
At long last…PROBLEM. IS. SOLVED. Introducing, the super organized, only s-l-i-g-h-t-l-y time-consuming (3 steps, people!), station storage solution:
This works well for flat pieces, and for stations that require extra materials (dice, markers, etc.), I just attach a tag to the bag for easy assembly.