I like the open nature of them and the easy access, but the manipulatives always ended up in the wrong baskets and I was continuously sorting them out :(
Then I put them all away giant storage baggies. Into the cupboard and out of sight. I took each type of manipulative out as we needed it. But, that didn't work either. The kids couldn't get to them if they needed and when I was in a pinch for a quick use they were all put away...
So this year I am moving to bins with lids that will be placed on an open bookshelf. Target always has a great deal on plastic bins so I scooped up a few..
And I created some labels (of course; No bin shall go unlabeled!) to match my library ones:
You can get these labels and a few other goodies in the Math Organization Pack over at my TPT store!
I already have them printed and ready to go. I am so anxious to get to school on Monday and get my manipulatives organized! I make sure to post pics when its all finished :)
How do you organize your math manipulatives?