Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OCD Much?

Okay, I get that this is becoming borderline psychotic, but here's my latest classroom kitchen upgrade:


And now for the close-ups:



Lest there be any confusion whatsoever as to where I want these items to be stored after they are washed, rinsed, and thoroughly dried, there is now a visual guide in each of the upper cabinets. Drawers are next. Watch out, world.



8 comments:

  1. You are my FACS idol! I have implemented the color-coding this year and it has been such a help. I had just started having an issue with organizing their color-coded tools, and you have come to the rescue again! Sheer brilliance : )

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    1. Wow, thanks for the affirmation! Though sometimes I may feel a little ridiculous, I never regret adding anything to my classroom that makes things even a little more organized. Truthfully I think the kids enjoy it too, especially the really detail-oriented students. Thanks for reading, glad it's helping!

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  2. Amazing! It would be ridiculous (yet also truly incredible) if your dish soap was also color coded. ha ha!

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    1. What's crazy is that I DID actually consider that! There is a rainbow of colors available in dish soap these days. But, common sense took over, as refilling them would be a pain. That also might have been enough evidence to have me committed : ).

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  3. Can you tell me where you found the pots and pans in colors and silverware to match?

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    1. Hiya! The pots and pans are Rachael Ray - they come in several different colors (see http://www.facsclassroomideas.com/2012/03/kitchen-color-coding.html). Also kind of pricey, so I've had to use grant funding for them (right now I only have the orange, as I'm rebuilding at a new school). The silverware came from several different places. I've found colored silverware at WalMart, Five Below, IKEA, and miscellaneous dollar stores - you've kind of just got to keep an eye out!

      Thanks for reading!

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    1. Hi Mollie! All of the measuring cups and spoons are in the crate - you can see it at http://www.facsclassroomideas.com/2013/05/a-few-more-kitchen-tips.html . I like having them all in one space so that they don't have to hunt for different sized cups, spoons, etc, and it keeps them from getting lost! Thanks for reading!

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