Saturday, July 13, 2013

Optimum Organization: Storage for Manipulatives and a Freebie!

Good afternoon!  I am really excited to link up with Ladybug's Optimum Organization Linky Party.
I have gotten so many ideas from that linky and I'm happy to finally share one of mine.

I have tons of manipulatives and games that I use with my Spanish classes and I used to just have them thrown in a big bag.  Needless to say, that was not the most effective way of keeping everything straight.  I have been searching for a better way for a while now, and I was inspired by these three pictures:

So I combined what I liked and what would work for me and came up with this:
I put Spanish 1 and 2 in the same drawer, and I don't think I'll have enough room, so I'll probably go back and make them separate.  It's a good thing these drawers always turn up cheap at the thrift stores!

In case anyone else is interested, I thought I would share the editable powerpoint with these labels.  Just click on the picture to download.  
I had to use a different font, so I picked one of my favorites, KG Strawberry Limeade (click on the link to download the font).  

How do you organize your manipulatives?


  1. Thank you for the labels, they are so cute! I'm trying to re-work how I house my manipulatives this summer, it's an ongoing battle!

    1. Let me know what you end up with!

  2. Very cute labels! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with us :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  3. I tried to download these labels and it goes to a dropbox error