Friday, May 29, 2015

Find a Purpose Friday

I did a major purge in my classroom over the past week or so.  I'm not sure what brought it on, but oh so much clutter I'm sure had something to do with it!

I found some things that there has to be a good use for, so I'm starting a little mini series on Fridays sharing the items that need a project to go with them.  I'd love for you to share your ideas on how to use these things!  If there is interest, I think it would be fun to do a linky once a week throughout the month of June of things that you need to find a purpose for!  Please comment below if this is something you'd be interested in!

Here is my first item:

I found this bag of marbles in the depths of my closet, and other than marble painting, I don't know what do with them.  I teach full day kindergarten.  Any ideas?


  1. Okay...I like this challenge. It gets me thinking...or...pinterest-ing. I saw marbles with "tracks." It kind of reminded me of the map skills you taught with straws. There is behavior management (put them in corn syrup in a bottle) it is something calming to look at. could teach them to play marbles for indoor recess games.
    I have a bag of marbles that I do nothing with, but I do love them.

    1. I like the marble tracks; I think the kids would LOVE marble tracks!

  2. I've used marbles for counting sets. I put clear plastic cups on the table which have the numerals 1-10 written on them. Kids take the marbles and count that many into the cup.

    Could you use them in a sensory tub? Maybe put some small cups, spoons, scoops, tongs, ice cube trays, etc in the tub?

    Learning at the Teacher Table

    1. They would be fun in the sensory table- they could even count them in there. Thanks!