Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bright Ideas- Recess Buckets

I am so thrilled to be joining the "Bright Ideas" blog hop this month! I'm sure you have seen this blog hop over the past few months and goodness gracious it has had some amazing "bright" ideas! Today I am going to share my "bright" idea for back to school!
Have you ever been on the playground and realized you didn't have a bandaid for that scraped knee? Or a pen to fill out a nurses pass? Well here is something that will eliminate your worries when you are on recess duty! These are great little gifts to give to your team at the beginning of the year as well!
I found some adorable tin cans at Hobby Lobby and packed them full with some fun goodies after writing my team members names on their bucket!
The buckets include a pen, a soap dish to carry band-aids (from Walmart), and a squirt bottle. You may ask, what is the squirt bottle for? Well I live in Texas and our recess time can be pretty hot at the beginning and end of the school year. By having my squirt bottle, I can spray the students faces to help them cool off a bit! It really helps cut down on students asking to go inside for a drink of water. I tell them to just open their mouth :) They love it!

And of course if there is anything else you might need for your recess bucket, throw it on in! Every grade level at my school takes a walkie talkie out to recess so that also gets thrown into the bucket. And so I don't forget to take my bucket when I'm on recess duty, one of my classroom jobs in recess helper. They love getting to grab the walkie talkie off my desk, put it in the bucket, and carry the bucket to and from the playground.

I hope this post was helpful to you and you can use this idea for your recess duty! Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you have a happy back to school if you haven't already started!

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  1. I teach high school now and, for the first time in my 27 years, I have outside lunch duty. I've been using my lunch tote as a modified "bucket" too! One of my freshmen reminded me to grab my duty bag Friday! HA

  2. They make the teachers on duty at our school carry a fanny pack. I would rather have a bucket! LOL.

    Jennifer from Simply Kinder


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