|Can you see the black boxes on the desks?? That is what this post is about :)|
I will have to say upfront that these cardboard boxes are given to me by my district. They have been provided by every school I have worked at and went to (I went to school in the same district I teach for ;) ) But you can get them at any school supply place that sells things in bulk. However, oddly enough the Velveeta box (you know, the cheese??) is the exact same shape. You can ask your students to bring in those boxes at the beginning of the year and do the same thing with it!
Anyway, once you have the boxes, covering them is rather easy. As I tell my students when we are doing long math problems, "It isn't hard, just time consuming."
Step 3: Smooth out the paper. I usually turn over the box so that I see the contact paper and smooth out the bubbles that way.
|The box then looks like this when all covered. This is what the people will see when it is folded up, not the brown cardboard on the inside (all of the pencils and stuff will go in there!)|
|Here is a close up view of one put together with name tags on them. You can see they are perfectly sized for the tags!|
|You can see the boxes here with all of the students' materials in them. I have the kids put their pencils, crayons, procedure manual, classroom wallet and a few other things in them.|
I also use these to hold my own supplies on my desk. What I love is that I can change up the contact paper for an even more exciting look. They are perfect to hold markers, office forms, scissors, pencils, etc...
I really love these boxes :)