Beginning sound tubs redo!

You may remember my post from last summer where I painted and decorated tuna cans to use as beginning sound tubs, if not you can check out that post HERE! Anyway, the cans were working well but I continued to collect little things to put in them and some of them weren't closing anymore. I had them all in a larger tub and at one point several of them dumped out and I spent about half an hour going through little things putting them back in the right tubs, not to mention when I bought a new item I would have to take all the cans out to find the one I needed, so I decided to do something different, this is what I came up with....
 I went to Lowes looking for the drawers knowing I needed 24 but couldn't find them so I ordered them online here
 I put all the little things in the drawer, and kept the tuna cans for when i want to just take one or two letters out at a time for centers, they fit nicely in the drawers with the little things.
I love it, and can't wait to use it in my classroom this year! I think the labels turned out really cute too, you can get download them below if you want!



  1. I know what I'll be doing this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness, how cute is that?!? What a great idea!! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I used to teach kdg and they had one of those set of sound tibs from Lakeshore. The last few years I taught, I added letters to my sort. I tried to get as many different styles, textures, fonts, etc... When I moved to first I couldn't take the sound tubs with me, so I had to find my own little objects. I raided my daughter's Barbie accessories for a bunch of things. lol

    Do you have the kids sort all of the letters at the same time? I think the way I was doing it is 4 to 6 letter tubs at a time.

    Thanks for the Freebie, it's so cute.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  4. Kelly,

    I don't have them use all at once but usually they use it with my help, and I can just pull out the drawers I want. I kept the cans for transferring a couple letters at a time to a center for independent practice. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I LOVE this...must get those labels!!!! They are awesome!!! BTW, head on over to my blog and check it out. Make sure you join because I'm doing a giveaway in the next 24 hours!!!

  6. I love this easier method than the tuna cans! Great Labels. I look forward to creating this for my self contained special education classroom. Your blog is my favorite I have found so far for ideas for my new classroom. I am not creative, but with your help I am feeling more creative every day! Thank You! Keep Posting.

  7. Love your blog! You have so many great ideas!

    I have given you an award...come on over and check it out!

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  8. What a great idea! Thanks so much for the labels.

    :) Amy

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