I've been going in after staff development this week to work on my painting project for an hour at a time.
These are my cubbies (minus the dividers) halfway through using actual paint.
Here is another shelf completely done using spray paint.
I should note that this is probably NOT the best plan. I am tiny and cannot move the shelves that far, nor can I leave the shelves outside overnight. So I am painting in my room...that is this big (you are literally seeing half of my room in this picture)...with no windows...well you have probably figured out the problem. One of my coworkers walked in and about died. We argued about whether or not is was a good thing that I could not smell the paint at that time. Well....you get the idea.
So now there are two shelves done and 3 or 4 more. But it's progress.
I'm REALLY excited about this next part.
I finally found SCENTOS markers!!! These little (really kindof big) guys are the cutest. Each one has a different scent! They remind me of the Mr. Sketch markers I loved as a kid only way cuter! The best part is that they were only 88¢ at Walmart! I know! I was beyond excited. I may or may not have spent a lot of time digging through the bin to make sure I had one of every color. Don't judge. You know you would too.
I saw this idea over at Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade. She had this great Spell It, Smell It freebie. Head over and check it out.
I asked her if I could tweak it a bit and share with you. So here is my version.
I have a variety of letter manipulatives in my word work area that the students can choose to use in the Build It section. Then use the Scentos markers to write it in the second section. You can grab my version in my TpT store or my TN shop for FREE!
I'm also looking forward to using these to mark the tops of their papers. It will make it that much more fun!!