Do you know about these AMAZING bowls from IKEA? They are from the KALAS collection and are currently $2.49 for a 6 pack–which is a great deal! I may or may not own 10 sets of these bowls. 🙂
I use these bowls for everything in my classroom! I use them to sort out math materials, prepare materials for group work, and use them to organize materials in work tubs.
They are terrific for quickly passing out materials! Our new math adoption has lots of games that my students play and having these bowls helps me to prepare them the day before. I have enough bowls that we can all use one set individually and still have another set leftover. I might be a tiny bit obsessed with these. 🙂
There’s also a set of plates and cups that are in the same line (along with silverware!) and I have class sets of those too:
We used the plates as trash plates when we were doing activities that had lots of little scraps to throw away. The children can just put their scraps on the plate and empty it when they are done.
You can see how we use the cups to store our crayons. They are very easy to transport when we want to work in our science notebooks or for writer’s workshop.
They are a GREAT organizational tool for any classroom! And, I love that after we use them, I can bring them home and put them in the dishwasher to clean them and take them right back to school. 🙂