I visited my local Dollar Tree yesterday. I picked up some locker organizers which are perfect for holding/displaying 3 part cards and some of the small locker organizers for holding/displaying smaller card material.
-(Speaking of small card material, please post how you organize your phonetic material. I love the little drawer organizers but the ones I've seen the drawers don't come out so I don't know how the children get them from the drawer to their area without spilling. I found some cool very small containers with pink lids at Hobby Lobby but no blue or green :(
Okay, back to Dollar Tree-in the toy section they have wooden cut out type numbers with math symbols (they are also magnetic-which adds a nice work option). These are perfect for math work. I picked up 4 packs of these.
I have just about finished getting all my materials that I've made printed, laminated, cut-out, and stored for easy finding. I still have to make pink phonetic booklets and blank booklets for phonics work. I have also created my own blue lined papers for writing work .I will be posting these on teacherspayteachers as a digital download pack for $3. These include marker paper for teacher/child writing, single lined strips for letter work or individal word/sentence writing, and story paper. These are based on the papers in the book, Montessori in the Classroom.
I have recently purchased Montessori Today and am reading it. I like it but not nearly as much as Montessori in the Classroom. I wish there was a publication of all Mrs. Polk's diary entries. I think I could learn so much from her writing about the classroom!