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No book boxes to start the year
Old 07-16-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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I am moving grades but what I was using for book boxes stays with that grade level. I can order boxes but not until after school starts. I don't have the money right now so I need to use my classroom money (which I won't get until after school starts). Any ideas how to work around this? I teach first.


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Can you start with book bags?
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Just use large Ziplock bags with thier names/numbers on them until you can get the book boxes you want/need.
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What kind?
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Do you need student book boxes or baskets, etc. for your classroom library?

If you need student book boxes, I would suggest ice bins. I have used these for 5 years and they are holding up very well. They are around $1 a piece and should be available at WalMart.

If you need classroom library baskets I would suggest Dollar Tree. I got some really cute bins there last year for about $2 a piece. There are also bigger ones for $3 and smaller ones for $1. The only thing is, I don't know how these would hold up. I haven't used them for either of the above purposes.

I hope this helps!
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I use cardboard magazine boxes from IKEA. They currently have 5 for $1.99...though I don't know if that price is available online. My students each decorate their own and I put clear package tape on the bottom. They held up all year and can line up along the top of the bookcase in our class library.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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What grade do you teach? You could always start the first week or so with community baskets at tables. You could use them to teach about finding good fit books or group the table with kids all near a certain level if they are younger. You could do some lessons on how to put books back carefully so other readers could choose... just thoughts for what might hold you over until you can purchase.


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cereal boxes
Old 07-16-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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I used cereal boxes the first year but they were not very sturdy but a cheap alternative until you get some.

I suggest Dollar Tree as well. I have some basket with handles that were only a $1. each. They hold up really well.

The ziplock bag idea is great as well. I also saw where someone used the reusable cloth shopping bags that kids just slung over their chairs.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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I receive $0 money and rarely get the needed supplies from the parents either. So, I'm using gallon size freezer bags.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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I teach second grade. To save money and space, I use gallon size freezer bags instead of book bins. My school quit giving out classroom money, and I can't afford to buy the bins. We also have between 27-30 students per classroom, so space is at a premium. I have desks in my classroom, and this works well for my students. Good Luck!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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Flat rate shipping boxes are FREE at the post office (although I wouldn't advertise that you are not shipping anything in them). You can even go to usps.com and have them delivered to you by your mail carrier (again-FREE). Cut them at an angle, and you have a free book box!

I'm going to cover mine with red duct tape, but you could have kids decorate them since they are mostly white.
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Boxes or Bags?
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I can't decide. I like the look of boxes but think the bags will easier and cheaper! Also easier to store in small desks!


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Old 07-16-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Thanks. They are for students. I was planning on ordering the RGS boxes but I can't until after school starts so I can get them through a school P.O order. Gallon bags would work short term. Thanks! It might also help my students pick more just right books because they can't fit the big picture books in them!
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What a great idea. I am going to order them now!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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The post office gives out free boxes expecting that you will use them for shipping. I think it is fraud to misuse them. Please reconsider.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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I don't feel comfortable using boxes from the postal service.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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I spent quite a bit of my own money getting bins to put my library books in and didn't have any left for student book bins. I started searching the closets at school for unused magazine boxes. I asked the teachers if they had any they weren't using. We have a really small school and I was able to find 18 of them! If I need more my Goodwill sells them for 49 cents. They may not be the prettiest thing in my classroom, but it will get me through the year.

I did see that Target's dollar spot had nice book bins for $1, if it is in your budget.
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