Organization and Diet Coke Boxes

Diet coke. Is the box the best part?

It’s like waking up on Christmas morning!
Why do my students act giddy like they found an awesome
present under the tree when I bring a Diet Coke box to school? I offer these
boxes to students to use as a drawer in their desks. It keeps them
“organized!” They fit perfectly inside their desks after the top is
cut off. 

Actually, some of my students truly use them to organize their stuff
better. Others use them to contain all of the extra markers, pencils,
crayons, etc that tend to fall out of their desks. I saw it on Pinterest a
while back, I think. I can’t remember exactly, but where else would I have
gotten a super great idea like that? I will give credit to that brilliant
person when I come across it again.

As a matter of fact, my students were getting creative while
waiting for the next box to come along and asked for boxes from tissues and from zip lock bags. While those were helpful, none of those boxes
“did the trick” like soda boxes can. One of my students finally came
around to seeing it that way. I think she will be able to find her scissors now
since she doesn’t actually look for them INSIDE her desk…usually. How adorable! 
The positive results? Students who have better ideas about
how to organize their things…although I have several boys whose things are
“squared away” at any given moment. They are my expert helpers who
help some of the other students get their things in order. 

Another positive
result, the desk fairy has more desks to admire. I made a new reward coupon for
her to give the students for the new year. If you would like a copy, please click here.

Maybe this will spark some New Year’s resolutions for my students!

Happy New Year! May all of your students’ desks be in tip
top shape for the new year! Now if the desk fairy would just come give me a
hand with my own desk… šŸ™‚

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin for the New Year Linky for Day 5 – Organization. Can’t get enough of that!!

Have a fabulous new year!
Carrie

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