When I first saw this trash I knew it could be treasure, I just had to figure out what it should be. At the beginning of the year I created a pencil chart so that each student could keep 2 pencils in the classroom at all times. Although I made it sturdy, it didn’t stand a chance against 2nd graders who often stuffed 5+ pencils in their pocket. Over stuffing resulted in ripped pockets that could hold no pencils.
Just like my pencil chart, each space is numbered and each student has two pencils. The carton is a sturdy packing cardboard that should last through the rest of the year. You can try this same thing with a shoe box, egg carton, and pretty much anything you can poke a hole in. Enjoy!