Thursday, July 2, 2015
Steps to Literacy book bins
I need a change this upcoming school year, so my classroom is getting a makeover! My safari/jungle classroom is evolving into blue, greens, and some black. I am envisioning a big, black bulletin board with neon green borders that really pop. I have some labels, calendar cards, schedule cards, and job cards that I am using in my room next year available at my store if you're interested! Much of my old decor and storage containers are also going through a makeover to match with my new decor!
I recently came across these book bins from Steps to Literacy. I currently have book bins I inherited from a teacher that retired at my school from Really Good Stuff. Those book boxes are red, yellow, dark green, and blue. I'm not a fan of the colors... mostly because I really do not like the color red. I find the color red stifling and prefer cooler, soothing colors. With my classroom makeover this year, I knew I had to buy new book bins this year, but really did not want to spend an arm and a leg on them.
How do they compare to the Really Good Stuff book bins? I always felt like the Really Good Stuff book bins were the Holy Grail of book bins. Although pricey, they are durable and long-lasting. But I am super picky about color, and unfortunately you cannot pick specific colors with their big sets. These Steps to Literacy bins are SO MUCH CHEAPER than the Really Good Stuff ones and you get to pick the colors. Actually, everything on their site is cheaper. I am definitely a fan! They do not feel thin or like they will break easily, so I think they will be long-lasting and I will get some good wear out of them. Unfortunately, kids are not as delicate with my stuff as I'd like them to be! I think these will hold up well even with the typical student use.
What do you do with book bins? Firstly, I use five book bins for all my handouts and lesson plans for each day of the week. I keep it near my SmartBoard, projector, and document cam so it is easy to grab when we are transitioning to a new subject. Also, each of my kiddos gets their own book bin to
Interested in these awesome boxes? Steps to Literacy provided me with some exclusive promotion codes to save you money! Use the code GLITTER3 to receive a 10% discount of all book bins in the shopping cart when a Set of 20 or 40 is ordered at the same time. This code also provides you with free shipping for your entire order, meaning you can shop around and find some more goodies to start off your school year! Don't need a Set of 20 or 40? Use the promotion code STL15TS to get Free Shipping on orders over $50.
These bins come in 'Fun colors' and 'Primary colors.' I prefer the 'Fun colors' because really... who wouldn't want a color to be fun?!?! I sure do!
Steps to Literacy has generously offered up a Set of 20 of these book bins to my wonderful readers. Look for the giveaway on MONDAY! It's like Christmas in July filled with BOOK BINS! My raffle starts MONDAY, so make sure to come back to enter! The winner will be announced on Wednesday.