Borrow Bucket

I just wanted to stop by and give you a quick management tip.  Do you have students who are CONSTANTLY losing supplies (our school buys ALL of our students' school supplies)?  I sometimes want to ScReAm when they come up to me 10 minutes after they should have STARTED working and ask me if I have any scissors they can borrow because they lost their pair! :)  So, I have created the "Borrow Bucket" that my students can use when they've lost something.



I used Washi Tape on each of the items (scissors, pencils, erasers, and glue) so that I can identify if the students are trying to "hoard" the borrow bucket items. :)  I only put pencils in the borrow bucket because sometime (hahaha), I forget to sharpen the pencils in our regular pencil bin. ;)



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26 comments:

Mrs Cupcake said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing :)
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mistie said...

Great idea!

Mistie said...

Great idea!

Kelley Cirrito said...

Very cute!!

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

What a great idea! Love this :)

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

This is cute. In my old classroom they had to leave a belonging to borrow something. Cell phones and shoes were the popular choices. At my current school we provide everything so there are no lost or forgotten items.

Bridget S said...

What a great idea :)

Bridget
Literacy Without Worksheets

Primary Paradise said...

Super idea! I haven't used Washi tape but my daughter has a huge stash of Duct tape that I'm sure I could borrow.
Tammy
Primary Paradise

Annie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I have the same kiddos who are CONSTANTLY losing things, maybe this will help :)

Annie
Three Cheers for First Grade!

Stephanie said...

I love this idea. I know exactly the student you're talking about. :) Thanks for sharing. I'm a big fan of your blog.

Stephanie
PolkaDotPalace

The Polished Teacher said...

So smart! Such a simple fix that will make a world of difference!

The Polished Teacher

Mrs. Griffith said...

Putting this on my classroom craft"to-do" list for the summer!

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

Kelly said...

This is really cute, but most of my students do not bring any supplies. I use community supplies so they are borrowing everything from me. haha

Kelly
I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

vhooper6359 said...

I totally love this idea. I can't wait to use it! Thanks!!!

Elizabeth Supan said...

I really could have used this idea this year...definitely setting it up for next year :)
Elizabeth
Fun in Room 4B

Kirsten said...

This is such a fabulous idea! I will definitely be making one of these for my classroom. Thank you so much for sharing!
Mrs. Wilson's Class

Katie Knight said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie Livers said...

Love this idea!!! I needed a system for borrowing!!!!

Carrie H said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Tara said...

This is an awesome idea! I have my desks in groups and each group has a team tub with supplies BUT some of those are always "disappearing" so this is a wonderful way to avoid that and track where they are going :) Thanks for sharing! Would super love it if you linked it up for my Monday Made It linky:) Everyone would love it!!

4th Grade Frolics

Jen Stanjeski said...

Hi there,
I love this idea!! The kids are always borrowing my supplies and forgetting to return it. The Washi Tape is so smart!! I was wondering if you could change the chevron background to lime green so it would match my room. The colors of my room are lime green and turquoise. Thank you again for the great idea.
Jen

Mrs. Nunley said...

Fantastic idea!! Thank you!
-Megan

First Grade Magic

Sara Ferguson said...

I do something similar, but with an extra step to make sure things get returned...
Beside my borrow bucket I have a pencil holder with popsicle sticks with my students names on them (each student gets two). If a student borrows something, they replace it in the borrow bucket with their name. When the item is returned, they put their names back in the holder. One of my class jobs is "Supply Checker", and their job is to check the borrow bucket for names and ask the students to return the item. This way I'm not the one making sure items are returned.

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What a great post with the best ideas for managing your school supplies. Thank you for sharing your tips to us so we can relate them to our school children who often have difficulty in keeping their things at school in proper order. We are looking forward for some of your ideas in your future posts.

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Mary Lirette said...

LOVE this idea! :)

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Liz Conwell said...

Love the borrow bucket idea!! Definitely need to utilize this for next year.
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