Storing and Managing Puzzles in the Classroom {FREEBIE}

Happy Tuesday, blogging buddies!
I am enjoying a wonderful week with my parents
{visiting from New York}
My mom and I have been shopping
{how cute are these shoes?}
Photo: New shoes! #teachersfollowteachers #moreshoes?yesplease!
gardening
"This springtime floral pathway is a great example of color that sings. To me as a knitter/crocheter it inspires fiber art jewelry, shawls and wraps!" comment via #KnittingGuru
{aka attacking the weeds in my garden}
Oh yes, the garden looks oh so much more magical when it is weed-free :)! Time to start thinking about this . . . 3 Killer Ways to Get Rid of Weeds Naturally #DIY #GARDENING
and watching some Korean television together
{any other K-Drama fans out there?}
K drama hottie <3 <3

Ok, ok - now onto the real reason for this post :)
Today I am linking up with my bud, Holly, to share a fun and easy way to store, organize, and manage puzzles!

Last year, my students LOVED to do puzzles - but left my collection in shambles. So, at the end of the year, I had some workers (aka staff kids hanging around) put together all of the puzzles and throw out the ones that were missing pieces. (There's nothing worse than working diligently to complete a puzzle and then have three holes in the your masterpiece).
We threw out 75% of my puzzles.
So, I decided to re-stock this summer. 
I bought these puzzles from the Dollar Tree
and the Target $ Spot
Each puzzle comes in a little cardboard box: 
I cut off the top of the box:
I put each puzzle into a zip log and
stapled the cover onto the bag: 
 
On the back, I put this label:
You can download the labels for FREE here:
I printed them on Shipping Labels (Avery 5164)
For the Word document, you'll need to download
the font KG Be Still and Know
I'm hoping that this will serve as a
reminder to take care of the puzzles.

2 comments :

  1. I do basically the same thing but the first time my puzzles are taken out the student or students doing it take a marker and put a letter on the back of the puzzle and on the bag. So your helicopter might have a blue H on all pieces. I try to have them use a different color for each puzzle but in case I have to duplicate that's where the letter comes in. If a piece gets miss placed it is easy to find where it belongs. I hope this helps. ClarksSpark@gmail.com
    Bonnie

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  2. This is so cute and will have to make it easier to keep up with your puzzles :)

    Bagby
    Get Your Science on in Room 701

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