I recently invested in a class pack of Mr. Sketch markers. I sure do love them and the kids do too. In the future, I will buy the unscented ones just because the kids are sooooooo super excited about smelling them during free time, that we get these unbridled surges of loud excitement - it's a bit like thunder in my room :)
I am a bit of an organizational nerd as well, so I thought up what I thought to be an easy method of coding to keep the sets intact. I picked different colors of Sharpies and used them to add a color code on the bottom of the markers. These colors correspond with a tag on the baskets that I made from a small piece of masking tape. I have seen teachers use dot stickers before, but I thought I'd try this method out and see if the color lasts on the bottom so I could save a few bucks. So far, so good!
plastic bags before?? Super cool!! We are going to use our papers for backgrounds for our Greek column drawings!