Back-to-school is just around the corner. While some of us are trying to squeeze in the last drops of summer, for teachers, it’s time to start getting ready for the new school year. We know what a busy time that can be. To help out, and possibly free up some time for one more beach trip, we rounded up five clever back to school hacks that are guaranteed to make every teacher’s first day of school a little bit easier. From quick and easy ways to keep the classroom tidy, to clever classroom decorating ideas, read on for inspiration!
Make going back to school easier with our VELCRO® Brand tips & tricks
1. Never lose your markers, pens or the whiteboard eraser again- stick them all right to the board!
Every teacher knows how annoying it can be when you need to write something on the whiteboard but you can’t find a marker or pen anywhere. Or, when you need to erase yesterday’s notes and can’t find the eraser, ending up using your palm and getting marker all over yourself.
Good news, we have a simple solution: Stop looking around for your markers and whiteboard eraser, you get enough of that searching for the TV remote at home every night (we can help with that too by the way ;)!). Instead, try sticking them to the board with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Tape.
2. Transform that bag of pens, markers, pencils, and crayons into organized assortments
Keep your pens, pencils, markers, and crayons tidy by wrapping them up into organized groups with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Ties. Not only will you now be able to find the exact writing or drawing utensil that you need, but this easy teacher hack will also save time getting ready for group activities- simply hand out a set to each table without fumbling around that infamous bag-‘o-markers!
3. Organize wires and cables with style
Unruly wires and cables clutter your classroom, making the room look disorganized and messy – not to mention they also pose a tripping hazard for children! Solve this problem by wrapping up loose cables with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Ties. You can use the different wrap colors to, not only color-code the wires for easy categorization, but to also give your classroom a fun pop of color! You’ll never need to worry about messy looking wires again!
4. Never fret about forgetting your students’ names again – Stick names tags to chairs/trays with VELCRO® Brand fasteners
The new school year brings new students every year. That first week of trying to remember everyone’s name can be hard and stressful! Here’s a handy back to school hack for primary school teachers who get a new class every year. Stick name tags to the backs of chairs, on trays and above coat hooks with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Circles. That way, when you get a new class, you can easily peel off the old name tags and stick on new ones!
Add some personality to your classroom with new displays and decorations
A new school year means new displays on the walls! And, since most teachers refresh their displays throughout the year to reflect new seasons and projects, we’d recommend sticking them to the wall with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Tape or VELCRO® Brand HANGables™ Removable Wall Fasteners. That way, when you’re ready to put a new display up, you can simply peel the old one off!
That’s it! You’re ready for the new school year! We hope these simple tips and hacks have given you some good inspiration. Stay on our blog if you’d like to discover even more clever ways to use VELCRO® Brand fasteners!