Friday, July 8, 2011
Mini Trash To Treasure Project
I wanted to join this Linky Party, but I was having a hard time finding something at a thrift store that I wanted to repurpose for my classroom. So I started looking around the house. Here's this little ol' Altoid tin. That just got my imagination going. What could I do with an little old empty tin in my classroom.
Some of my ideas include:
Use it to hold task cards for any subject or theme
Hold Math Flash Cards like the 10 Trickiest Times Facts
Place an object related to a new unit and play 20 questions
Fill it with journal prompts for writing center.
Place written directions in it for a Follow the written directions center
Put a poem in it for kids to read
Hold paper clips
A mini writing kit with a little notebook and golf pencil
You get the idea.
I settled on making it an affirmations tin that I could set on my desk and look at as needed. I printed off some free affirmations from Julia over at Painted Path. I used this great robin's egg blue. I painted the tin and added some decals. I'm already using it my little home office and loving it. See amazing trash to treasure transformations here.