I saw these plain milk crates at the crafts store and fell in love with them almost as fast as I do with most wicker storage accessories. Wicker is right up there with office supplies, I’m telling you! Once I got the idea to use them for my classroom somewow next year, my brain began working and this is what I ended up with:
This was the first one I made, themed around The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds and featuring the pigeon a la Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. All drawings were done in permanent marker and strips of color on the one side were done in acrylic paint leftover from our The Dot canvas finger painting (will be posted at a later date).
I orginally planned on this being used as a book crate in the reading section of my room but I’m thinking I might use it to hold supplies in my new art center… we shall see.
The second crate is themed around How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story both by Tad Hills and featuring Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems. Everything on this crate was done in permanent marker. This one will house books that we write as a class including those done this year.
There is a good chance that I might make more but I want to see how these work out before I do!