Thursday, July 26, 2012

Have Cart, Will Travel!

One of the things I realized is that in September, as a push-in teacher, I am going to have to travel with materials I need.  Since I am not co-teaching with any one teacher all day but instead working in several different classrooms during the day, I am going to need something to haul my goodies around in.

Some of the teachers in my building who travel use a cart.  I totally jumped on that bandwagon!  Before I left in June, I ordered one of these.

Yup, that will be me next year! 
 No, that's not really a picture of me.  The pictures are from the School Specialty catalog that I ordered it from.  The pictures show two different versions they sell.  They are essentially the same except that the configuration of the compartments is a bit different.  I got the one in the picture below.  The organization freak in me is beyond excited to fill all those little compartments!
I know if I were to ask the teachers I will be working with for a spot to leave some materials, they would be more than willing to do so.  And, I might do that for some basic items I will be using.  However, I was thinking about my prep periods, when I will be in my room.  I don't want to have to run around from classroom to classroom every time I need something for planning or need to see what my small groups have done. Plus, there are things that will always have to travel with me like my plan book.  It will be much easier to have the cart with me.  I can just check it each morning to make sure I have what I need for each class and be on my way.  

Now, if only it had a cup holder! :-) 
Just kidding!  
Kind of. . . 

Does anyone else out there use one of these?   
If you have a push-in teacher come to your classroom, how do you make it work?
Any tips? 


  1. That cart seems perfect for what you need it for! Come on over to my blog and check out the award I nominated you for!

    Ms. W
    Hootin’ Around the Classroom

  2. This is the kind of cart I've used (in two different schools). I did not enjoy assembling it, but it sure has a ton of space! My first year using it, I lost 10 pounds in a month, I think from pushing that sucker room to room, loaded down with one class set of textbooks for each of two different grade levels.

    I've never heard the term "push-in" teacher before, but it's very descriptive!

    Tammy @ Teaching FSL

  3. Thanks for sharing this! I'm a push-in reading specialist and travel from class to class. I wondered if a rolling cart might work to keep all my needed materials with me. I may just have to try it out!

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  5. I cant find the cart that you used from the School Speciality catalog. Did you get it from there? What is the brand? Thanks.

    1. I believe this is the cart just shown without the fabric insert. The insert is mentioned in the description though. Sorry the original link isn't showing.

  6. I looked at the website to order it - the actual "cart" part is not included (with the handle and wheels that drags the organizer around) and they don't say where to get a cart that fits it. What did you do?

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