Sunday, July 1, 2012

Center Basket Bling

I keep the materials for each center in white baskets. I was tempted to spray paint them, but thought maybe just adding some bling would help them to fit in with my new theme. I used tulle and ribbon with the center tags. I threaded it through the holes, added a tag and tied together.

Tulle
Ribbon
Here are samples of the center signs. They match the tags on the baskets. The students match the baskets to the table with the same picture above it.
Fan
Ribbon

The center rotation chart shows them which Literacy and Math center they visit for the day. The names are color coded to match what reading group they belong to.


I am selling these Ocean Themed Center Signs, Rotation Cards and Center Tub Labels at my TpT store.  

For more Ocean Ideas see my posts here and here.

46 comments:

  1. Very cute!! I love this idea! I think I have those kind of baskets somewhere...I am going to have to try this:) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. It was super easy to do and it really made a difference in how they look.

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  3. I am loving those baskets! The ribbon & tags make it look adorable! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  4. Thank you! I am hoping it will let the baskets look more decorative. I did not want to change them permanently in case I change my theme next year, or in a couple of years.

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  5. Hi! I gave you an award! Stop by my blog to pick it up! Lauren
    Teacher Mom of 3

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  6. What great additions to your project from last week. It is all so nice.

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    1. Thank you- it is really coming together (so far)!

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  7. Soooooo cute!!! There are those stinkin cute sea animals again!!!! I could just squeeze that octopus!!!! Everything is better with a little bling:))) Thanks for linking up:))) I'm hoping to get my math b. board done this week:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thank you for hosting this! It is one of my favorite things to do all week!

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  8. Great minds think alike! I bought fans to hang over my groups as well. I've made sports themed numbers to go in the centers of mine. Can't wait to get them up! Your baskets are adorable too! A little ribbon/bling makes a HUGE difference.

    Kristi
    Learing's a Hoot

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    1. Agreed! I think this is a great way to do centers!

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  9. I love the ocean theme. Great job!

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It has been a makeover and a lot of fun!

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  10. Okay, this is super cute! I love how you made those baskets pop with color and fun.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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    1. Yea-rah, that is exactly the look I was hoping to achieve!

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  11. The ocean theme is precious. I love the graphics and colors. You did a great job on your baskets.

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  12. I appreciate the tip about adding a tag to the basket. I can see how this will reduce a lot of questions from kids next year. Thanks!

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  13. I hated these white baskets and tried to avoid buying them....UNTIL now! I love the ribbon and tags on them! Great idea and can easily be changed with decor theme changes. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

    I'm your newest follower :)

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    1. I agree..they are so sturdy though and really hold up well with 5 year olds. You are welcome!

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  14. These are too cute! I have an ocean themed classroom as well so makes me even more obsessed!

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    1. Thank you! It has been so fun getting things ready for my classroom and finding ocean stuff!

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  15. These are super cute Jen! I love them! Now you have me thinking on how I'm going to do mine.

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  16. Great idea! I've been thinking about spraying my baskets to make them all uniform, but I think I'll use your idea instead! Thanks!
    ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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  17. I was worried that if I painted them and then next year changed my mind about my theme, I would have to buy more and start all over. i hope it works for you!

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  18. Ahhhhh could those be any CUTER?!?! I love that you weaved the ribbon through the baskets too. What a super cute addition to them! If I hadn't chosen safari theme for next school year... this would have to be it! :)

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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    1. Aww..thank you. Safari sounds like a fun theme to buy for!

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  19. This is so cute! I love your ideas! I am your newest follower AND I just nominated you for two awards! Hope on over to my blog to check them out! P.S. I am also having a giveaway!

    Teaching Joys

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  20. These are just adorable!! Thank you for visiting my blog Jennifer I am following yours; I always love to connect with other Kindie teachers:)!!

    Steph
    Kindergartensparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so glad that you found me! I am looking forward to sharing with you!

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  21. Love the baskets, great idea! I have to say though I really love your center chart, soo cute and a great way to organize it! Thenk you so much for linking up!

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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  22. I'm visiting through the linky party, and I'm your newest follower. Your theme is super cute! I've done an ocean theme before. It's a lot of fun! I have those same baskets...got them at Target a few years ago. You have made yours REALLY cute! I'm excited to share my classroom theme too. Come by when you get a chance.
    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
    Rebecca

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    1. I am so glad that you found me! I am your newest follower, too!

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  23. I love love love these!! Your center chart look amazing too!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  24. The little crabs are adorable! And your baskets look great! Thanks for sharing! Found you through the link up with Surfin thru second!

    -Simone
    Busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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