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Check out these great ways to repurpose in the classroom.  Almost everything in these photos was created by reusing materials and making them better or at least different.  I am psyched to see how these special touches inspire my kindergartners to do their own repurposing and reusing.

Clockwise from top left: 1. An empty milk carton with a cardboard tube poked through, wrapped in duct tape and an old label.  How cute is that?!   2. Cut out letters from PaperSource Catalog-one of my favs-for our class work wheel.  3.  Decoupaged tin can for pencils.  Paper from LA Parent Mag.  4.  Our “new” word wall from an old set of alphabet cards, already laminated and cut in half and every other card turned upside down.   5.  A modge podged shelving unit from paper from LA Parent Mag.  6.  Our daily routine bulletin board.  I took a photo of the best Kinder Activity boards at Lakeshore and just made one myself.  7.  My fav bulletin-our Kindergarten Kindness Tree.  (Almost) Everything on here is recycled from somewhere.  The tree is made from that amazing new eco-friendly packaging from Geami.  The border is old ribbon I had in the house.  And the words are cut out from a Whole Foods shopping bag.  Every time someone does something nice, a leaf will be added to the tree in their honor.  Awwww….:  )  Oh, and the welcome bunting is made from donated fabrics and scraps from MY BABY CLOTHES!  Put that in your pipe and smoke it!  (I don’t know what that means, but it seemed appropriate there)

ENJOY! And thanks for visiting!!!

Some close ups