The Simple Apron: A Total Game-Changer
Carpenters have tool belts to keep their tools at the ready. Art Teachers know to wear aprons to protect their clothes. Why not general classroom teachers and paraprofessionals? Honestly, if you are teaching only at your desk, then there’s a problem (we’ll save that for another blog entry). I’m all over the room, all day. I used to run back and forth to my desk for supplies and such constantly. There would be strange and miscellaneous items emptied out of my pockets at the end of the day. When I spied these cute aprons in the “Dollar Aisle” of Michael’s, it occurred to me that I could keep everything I needed with me at all times. Here are some of the items that I stash in my apron:
- reward stickers
- my craft sticks with student names written on them for easy random pulls
- lip balm
- behavior tickets
- sticky note pad
- student contraband like those darn Silly Bandz
And that’s just the beginning. I have to be careful not to let the apron turn into a “junk drawer” of sorts – regular clean outs are a must. And for you Manly-Man Teachers out there who don’t want a “girlie” apron, run to the nearest hardware store and pick up online casino australia a canvas work apron, no excuses.
Seriously, a cheap little apron can be a total GAME-CHANGER to your day. Give it a shot!