To help students keep their desks organized, I purchase a supply of vibrant plastic cups at the dollar store. I decorate the cups with stickers that reflect whatever theme I am doing that year. (Last year I used Cat in the Hat stickers from Really Good Stuff®). I then use interlocking fabric tape to adhere the cups to students’ desks. Voila! I’ve instantly transformed each student’s desk into a mini office complete with a pencil cup to keep writing tools at hand.
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