Oh, the Joy of a New Discovery!

I’m always looking for a better way to organize the materials on my shelves, especially since I am working in a very small space. Recently I discovered that combining one of my teacher store favs (library pockets) with brochure holders from Office Max results in a perfect way to display card materials.

First of all, library pockets are just like the kind you’d find in the front or back of a library book, only brightly colored. They’re available patterned, too, although that’s a little much for me. They are perfect for all manner of cards: sight words, math equations, and nomenclature. Since they’re available in a variety of colors, I like the match the colors to the work or curricular area I’m using them in. (Click on all pictures to enlarge).

Next, I found these great brochure holders at OfficeMax (haven’t seen this kind at Staples, unfortunately). They’re in the section that has display stands for flyers, catalogs, and brochures. As luck would have it, they are the perfect size to hold the library pockets. I printed labels for the pockets, added the cards, and I am delighted to find that I can fit a full set of math equation cards, or an entire year’s worth of geometry nomenclature in a very small space on the shelf!