Station Rotation Organization

As I was wandering aimlessly through the aisles at my local Wal-Mart (mainly because there isn't much else to do in my small town), I came across these puppies and thought... "I can use these for all of the stations I do in my classroom throughout the year!"  

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with organization, efficiency and cleanliness.  So this idea was a no-brainer for me!  These document holders have really changed the set-up for labs and station rotations that I do in my science class.  

In the past, I would print out instructions for each lab station and laminate.  Then I would either tape it to the sink faucets on the lab tables or tape them down to the lab tabletop.  Either way, within a few periods they weren't looking too hot.  This has completely eliminated that problem.  And as an added bonus - they look great and the kids love them.  Since they aren't getting destroyed, I don't mind putting a little extra effort into how they look.

I can file these away for next year and simply change them out with the next document that needs to be displayed.  Now that's an efficient use of my time!

These particular signs go along with my 8th grade CSCOPE Unit 4: Review Stations that I'm doing tomorrow (hence the Halloween/Fall themes).  


  1. You are so amazing!!! I am going to steal this idea!!! :)

  2. Ha! Somehow I knew you might like this! We are cursed with the same love for things to be neat and pretty... I mean blessed!

  3. I use the smaller frames to put on each of my student tables. I'll use them to post specific vocabulary terms for the day's lesson, science sentence starters, ground rules for partner activities...etc... I really love your use of color and design :) I feel inspired to re-vamp my frames now!

  4. What a great idea--and correct me if I'm wrong, but the Dollar Tree sells those small ones, right?!?! The large ones I purchased weren't cheap, so I'd love to add the smaller ones to my collection! Thanks for sharing.