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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Teacher Tuesday: hand drum storage


Getting this set up has been a simple but life-changing solution for me (and for my students)! Does anyone else deal with cascading hand drums? I know I did. You know, you stack them up with the smaller ones inside the bigger ones, but when the students go to put them back they have a really difficult time figuring out how to fit them inside each other, it takes too long, you end up just stacking them higher, and then the mountain falls apart 2 minutes after you walk away and move on with the lesson. And then all the students want to spend the next 10 minutes fixing them for you...

I finally came up with this solution from Bed Bath and Beyond, of all places:


It makes my heart happy just looking at that shelf! The smaller drums are stored in pot lid storage racks like this one: 


The larger ones are separated with a shelf like this:


I have used the hand drums with my students several times already this year, and we all love the new system! So much easier to take and put away the drums quickly. How do you store your hand drums? Share your ideas in a comment below!

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7 comments :

  1. Omigosh - I love this! I have been struggling with what to do about my hand drums. I tried stacking them or placing them in one another and pretty soon - boom, crash, a big mess and chaos ensues. Thank you for this great idea!

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    1. I know right? Glad I could help. Thanks for the comment :)

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  2. This is a BRILLIANT idea as always Elizabeth!!!

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    1. I'm glad you found it useful! Thanks for reading :)

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  4. I remember the first time I saw this post--such a great idea! Thanks for sharing :) #fermatafridays

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    1. Still in love with this storage solution years later :) Thanks for your comment :)

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