I have been very busy revamping my classroom or the last
several weeks. Sometimes this can be a very expensive adventure for
teachers. So I thought I would share
with you some of my cost saving trash to treasure ideas.
First I found these paper trays in our storage area when
cleaning it out and one of the other teachers said to "Trash those ugly
things." I choose to save them and
paint them to make them like new. Better
for my pocket book and better for the environment.
They made a great addition to my writing center and all I
had to do was spray paint them and they were as good as new.
Just a plane old flannel board that was trashed by
another teacher because it was not new enough or cute enough.
A little hot glue, ribbon and rickrack and this not so
cute flannel board just became cute.
A box of plane black and gold picture frames found at a
Turned into colorful picture frames for book jackets in
our book nook area.
Old metal cooking pans turned into paper trays for the
art studio. All they need was a little spray paint.
So when looking for items to revamp your learning
centers, see what you have that can be re-purposed into something new and