Sunday, August 17, 2014

Classroom Management {Seat Sack Style} and a BIG, BIG Giveaway!!

Today I wanted to share some classroom management ideas with you...Seat Sack style! This year I have my largest group yet-- 24 first graders! I have a very small classroom and space and storage and organization is a major issue for me. This summer I spent quite a bit of time trying to find alternatives to help me save on space because I knew I was going to have such a large group. I decided to try Seat Sacks by The Original Seat Sack Company to help me out with storage and classroom management. I have always loved the idea of them and thought they looked great and would be a super resource to add to my classroom. When I received my box of awesomeness I fell completely in love with them!!! The colors were so bright and fresh! They were the perfect size and fit for my student chairs and will do a fabulous job of helping me out with my storage problems. Seat Sacks are absolutely amazing and I don’t know why I did not get them sooner....I have truly been missing out and now can't imagine not having them. I LOVE them!



I would love to share with you all the reasons that make Seat Sacks so amazing and why Seat Sacks are an essential classroom must have!! Seat Sacks come in five different sizes, ranging from small up to adult. There is a Seat Sack for everyone!

Seat Sacks have a wonderful variety of colors to fit your classroom color scheme. Colors include original blue, apple red, crisp green, tuxedo black, sunny yellow, royally purple, and fresh orange. The colors are all bright and vibrant. When I opened the box the colors were speaking to me because they were all so bright and fun.

The colors I picked for my classroom were green, blue, purple, orange, and red. I decided to group my students in 4 groups of 6 so I am only using the green, blue, purple, and orange ones this year.

Aren't the colors so bright and fun?? 


Seat Sacks are flame retardant, which is sure to score you some points with the fire marshal! Seat Sacks slip right on the back of the student chairs. Seat sacks can be used to hold books, journals, graded papers, and supplies. Each Seat Sack has a clear pocket for you to slip the included name card into. There is also an option to have the name cards printed with your school name or logo. Additional name cards can be purchased in packs of 25. Seat sacks are sturdy and very well made. Chairs still stack easily without having to remove the Seat Sack. Seat Sacks are machine washable and can be tumbled dry. This will be super handy and sure to help keep my Seat Sacks looking good for many years to come.

Now that you know some of the many reasons that Seat Sacks are so amazing, I would love to share with you some of the ways I plan to use them in my classroom this year. In my class I have my students sitting in groups. Each group is a color and I have corresponding caddies and baskets at each group. I call the groups by color when I need them to do certain things. For example, green group line up or blue group go vote for lunch. I was beyond excited when I realized that Seat Sacks come in such a variety of colors. This meant that I could not only coordinate my colors with the caddies and baskets, but now with the Seat Sacks!! Exciting!! Another way that I plan to use the Seat Sacks is for “book boxes.” Rather than each student having a large box or bin sitting on a shelf to hold their “good fit” books, they will keep their books in their Seat Sack. When it is time for them to read to self, they will simply pick the book from their Seat Sack they want to read and then get busy reading. I wanted my students to have a special place for their books, but with such a large group my space is very limited. Seat Sacks are a great alternative to help store their “good fit” books. Another way I plan to use these is to store their personal clip charts. My dear blogger friend, Rachelle Smith, created personal clip charts and I loved the idea! Rather than them keeping them in their desks, I plan for them to clip their personal clip charts to their Seat Sack. Whenever they need to move their clip up or down it will be super handy for them to turn and move the clip quickly and then get back to whatever we are working on, without wasting our precious instructional time.



Another idea of how to use the Seat Sacks is to store graded papers that will go home each day. In the past I took home a mound of papers each night to grade. With 24 students that mound will be even bigger! I have been trying to walk around and check things as much as I can in class as time permits. You could totally have students to place those papers in their Seat Sack when they have been checked and at the end of the day they could remove them and place them in their take home folders or binders.

I am so happy that I decided to try Seat Sacks and I highly recommend them to anyone!  If you don’t own Seat Sacks or other products from The Original Seat Sack Company then you are truly missing out. The Original Seat Sack Company’s products are superb quality and are a wonderful investment that you will be able to use for many years to come. I am super excited about my first year using Seat Sacks and I know they will be very helpful when it comes to my lack of storage. My room looks so great this year and I owe that in part to the addition of these awesome Seat Sacks!


In addition to the Seat Sacks, The Original Seat Sack Company offers a wide variety of other products to help you with your classroom storage needs and management. Check out their site to find the Seat Sacks like I have in my classroom as well as all of the other amazing and quality products they have available. I promise you will not be disappointed!!! If you do not have Seat Sacks you are missing out! They have a ton of potential to help your students get organized and to help out with classroom management.

Here are a few pics of how they look in my classroom. You can see that I have color coordinated mine with our desk caddies. I have used the color coding system for several years now and LOVE IT! I was so excited to be able to color coordinate my Seat Sacks with the caddies I already had! My students are loving them and they have been super useful! I love how it all turned out!!






Now.... for some exciting news!!!!

 I am giving away to one of my LUCKY followers a Seat Sack Classroom Pack!!!! In this pack one winner will win 25 Single Pocket Seat Sacks, 1 Read-n-Go Book Bag, 1 Hand-e-Sack Stick and Store!!! This  has a value of over $200!!!

And.... since this post is all about classroom management I would love to also giveaway two of my tpt packs that I use in my classroom to help with classroom management.





Use the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway! Good luck!! :)





142 comments:

Mrs. Brown said...

These would be perfect for my students to use to keep their books, journals, and pencil bags in the classroom~ I have small storage space so I am keeping my fingers crossed~

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Mrs. Brown said...

I would get the small 12 inch pockets in black.

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Julie Davis said...

These would be great to store the students notebooks and folders. Love these! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Julie

Deedee Wills said...

I NEED THESE!!! :) Ha!

Mrs. Hicks said...

These look great and are such space savers.

R Smith said...

I have tables in my room so I already use seat sacks. My current seat sacks are in poor condition so I could really use a new set. Thanks for the chance to win!

beebeetwins said...

I could really use these !

Kristina Mauer said...

I love these! Great for use time with my small room. I am already at 31 kindred, and growing!! Space is going to be tight.

R Smith said...

I would love the 14 inch green or yellow ones. They would add wonderful color to the room. smithrc563@aol.com

Melinda said...

I would use them to store folders and notebooks.

Melinda said...

I would love some of the Seat Sacks!

Melinda said...

I would love some of the Seat Sacks!

crazyblessed said...

Awesome! You have some great ideas about how to use seat sacks. Thanks!

Lynda Garcia said...

This is awesome! I would love these in my class :)

Unknown said...

OMG...I'm stressing because there are no cubbies in my new classroom! There would solve all of my problems!!

hsease said...

I would use these everyday!! Morning work folders and book sacks!!! This would be fantastic to have!! My favorite product is the seat sack of course!!

Unknown said...

I love the seat sack plus in standard size!!

Kristen Byers said...

Your blog is amazing and your info about Seat Sacks has totally inspired me! I would love to win this!

Kristen Byers said...

I have the same problem you are facing...20+ kiddos in a small classroom! Seat sacks would be great!

Karen Ridner-King said...

I'd love these in purple! I've been wanting them, but haven't done it yet. This could help. :-)

Courtney said...

I would love the 14 inch green ones! They are so bright and colorful!

Kelley Nagy said...

I've been wanting to get these for a while now! I have them on my Christmas list ;)

Stacey DeMotto said...

Love, love, love these! They would be perfect in my classroom, too!

KinderTeacher said...

I would love to have these in my classroom!

KinderTeacher said...

The 14 inch black goes with any classroom decor.

deb. Z said...

Oh, I would love these. I have a room of 23 kindergarten students this year! Sounds like they could really help in sooooo many ways!

Teresa said...

I love all the colors they come in and that they can be washed.

Mrs. Bowser said...

I would LOVE these for my class!

Mrs. Bowser said...

We could store our journals and flash cards in them!

Lisa said...

I'm starting Daily 5 this year. It would be great to keep their books in these seat sacks! Thanks!

Elizabeth Donahue said...

These would be WONDRFUL in my kindergarten classroom! :) I would have my students use them to keep their writing journals, morning sentence journals, handwriting books and math journals. Right now these are stored in ikea book boxes and it is a PAIN to distribute them...even though I have table helpers do it! Oh, please please let me win! (You're blog looks great - glad I discovered it!)

Lisa said...

I love the standard seat sacks in blue! Thanks.

Ashley S said...

These would be a wonderful thing to win! I am a brand new teacher, and have wanted to purchase these! The 1st year teaching is always very expensive! These would be so helpful for students materials in my small classroom! I would love any color!

Lori Raines said...

These would be perfect to put our journals and math books in and I could possibly color code my tables for daily 5.
I also viewed their website and like the Read-n-Go Book Bag.

Dina said...

I have such a small classroom . these would save so much space.

Greta Hannah said...

I have always wanted these but never could afford them! They would be great in my Kindergarten class!

Dina said...

these would be great in my very small classroom. To store journals and notebooks.

Sarah Shoemaker said...

I would give the seat sacks away at a PD session to motivate my colleagues.

Sarah Shoemaker said...

I would give the seat sacks away at a PD session to motivate colleagues.

Sarah Shoemaker said...

The large seat sack plus with pencil pouch is my favorite.

Lori Rosenberg said...

Wow! This is the most amazing giveaway ever! Every teacher would benefit from seat sacks! I would love to hang one off of every chair so my students could store their folders all day. I am definitely interested in the multi colored seat sacks. I love the idea of having all those beautiful colors! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Marsha Schultz said...

The Seat Sacs are amazing! I have tables in Kindergarten, not desks. Therefore, desk-top space is limited. I would LOVE to win this giveaway!thanks for the chance!
Marsha Schultz
Kindergarten Teacher in Ohio.

Tracy Young said...

I used to have a set of seat sacks because my school participated in the project child program but no longer does. I've used my seat sacks so much that they have fallen apart so I would love to win a set of seat sacks as they are too expensive for me to personally purchase.

Mrs. Lemont's Kindergarten said...

I've been looking seat sacs and was investing how to make my own. But with a nine month and five year old, I don't have a lot of free time.

caroline said...

I've been looking for these!! Would love to have a whole set and be SOOOOO organized!

Tracy Young said...

I just checked out the seat sack website and the deluxe seat sack with the pencil pouch looks neat.

lisa said...

I have always wanted to use these! I have never been able to afford them.

Megan said...

I had seat sacks in my kinder classroom in Texas but had to leave them behind. I would love to have them again in my classroom in NC for my students to keep their writing journals and work folders!

Megan said...

I checked out the Seat Sack website and would love to have the 14" seat sacks!

Mrs. Bratcher said...

These would be the best seat covers ever for my Kindergarteners!!!

Mrs. Bratcher said...

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lisa said...

I love the seat sacks with elastic!

lisa said...

I love the ones with elastic :)

Jen pliska said...

I would LOVE to win these seat sacks! !

Michelle Mosiman said...

I would use these to save space instead of using book boxes!

Kathleen said...

I also color code my classroom tables so I'd use Red, Orange, Blue, Purple, and Green to store notebooks, folders, and pencils. I use table shelves to store textbooks, reading books, dry erase boards etc.

Jamie Hagan said...

I would use these to store my students folders and notebooks.

Mrs. Lemont's Kindergarten said...

I love the small and standard size seat sacks!

Kathleen said...

I also really want the Talk Point Buttons for centers and the answer buzzers for group work!

Jamie Hagan said...

I love the hand-e-sacks. They would be great to use on the side of my tables to hold pencil boxes

Sarah Mcreynolds said...

I would use this to house my student's journals and workbooks.

Sarah Mcreynolds said...

I really like the Talk Point Buttons for centers and the answer buzzers for group work.

Tara Wilcox said...

I'd love to use the Seat Sacks to keep writing and math journals in so that they are quickly at the students' fingertips!

Teacher of many grades said...

I like the pockets that are on the desk with a magnet where they can keep some of their items.

I would use the seat sack for them to keep their home folders and any work that is not completed. Maybe a notebook.

Rachel C said...

These would be perfect for my class! My students could store their interactive notebooks and pencil boxes.

Kerri Corron Kurten said...

These would be great in my classroom. I use a color system to organize my students at each table and I would love to carry that over into their personal materials. I also love the idea of using them for papers that the students have completed during the day. I can definitely see me using that to help with classroom management with the students in my class. I am always looking to organize more so as to provide a smoother transition for the kindergarteners.

Brittany van natter said...

An Amazing treasure this would be for a first year teacher! I would love to win these. Thanks for sharing.

susan said...

This would be perfect for the children to organize themselves. Everyone could keep their journal and morning work all ready.

susan said...

I like the Small 12 Inch Seat Sack as that would fit perfectly on my chairs!

Megan Pitcher said...

I would use them for my students' notebooks and folders!

Hannah said...

I would love to use these for my kindergarten students!

Megan Pitcher said...

I like the small seat sack with the name plate!

Janae JAKINS said...

I have thirty second graders this year and this would help so much with organizing their pass back papers and notebooks.

Janae JAKINS said...

I have thirty second graders this year and this would help so much with organizing their pass back papers and notebooks.

Janae JAKINS said...

The 15 in seat sack is amazing!

The Weekly Sprinkle said...

I made my own out of old queen sheets :( They are falling apart!!! Would love these!!!

The Weekly Sprinkle said...

I made my own out of old queen sheets!! They are falling apart! Would love these!

Jennifer Wetschka said...

I switched from the K to 1st and am still trying to use the smallest seat sacks from then. They are tight, but I love using them. Sadly, I don't have enough for this year's bigger class so winning this would be awesome! Loved your pictures!

Lynn said...

I love your classroom and I would love to win a set for mine!

M. Gabriel said...

I,too, have a small space with many students-at least 25-in kindergarten. Don't know where I'm going to store things. I need these!

Kourtney Payton said...

I would love to win these! I would use them to store folders, journals, bag books, pencil boxes etc. I have tables and there just isn't a lot of room!

~Kourtney

kourtneypayton83@gmail.com

Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners

Kourtney Payton said...

My favorite product from their website are the seat sacks! I had no idea they had so many colors!

~Kourtney

kourtneypayton83@gmail.com

Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners

Jenn Nagle said...

Oh my goodness...I would love these seat sacks. This would be great for my kindergartners. They can have what they need right there behind them. This will make it less confusing and less wandering around the room. I would love to win it.

Tammy Sapp said...

I LOVE seat sacks to store work folders and library books! The ones I made years ago have been well loved and are falling apart :(

Tammy

tamsapp@sbcglobal.net

Jenn Nagle said...

The read-n-go book bag would be great to have in the classroom. The students would be able to carry their books better than having them in a ziplock bag; which tends to rip and fall apart.

Tammy Sapp said...

I LOVE seat sacks. I used them in my classroom in Kansas to store work folders and library books! I am desperately needing to replace them. They are definitely well loved and falling apart!

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J Speck said...

I am in love with the new product Read-n-Go Book Bag!

J Speck said...

I would use the seat sacks to help organize my little kindergarteners! They would be able to clear off the table when needed and still know where all their stuff is! :)

Stacy Parker said...

I would love to win these seat sacks to hold my student's books. The ones I have are so worn out. Love the colors! :) Besides the seat sacks, which I love, I also like the stick & store sacks. :)
stazeanne@msn.com

K is for Kinderrific said...

I would use these in my classroom to help students stay organized....and let's be honest....to help ME stay more organized as well!! I love the idea of them having their individual clip charts on their chair!!

Darlene said...

I also group my students by color and these would be a great help!

Darlene said...

I would get the 12" seat sacks to match the colors on my carpet. Great way to group my kiddos!

Andrea L. said...

I have been wanting a set of seat sacks to help organize my upper graders. There are so many things they are expected to have that it won't all fit in their desks. Having seat sacks would mean I could have them put their workbooks and folders in them and only keep their heavy books in their desks.

Andrea L. said...

My favorite item from seatsack.com is Seat Sacks! I just love how they help keep kids organized.

Salem said...

These would save me lots of time having to make them!

Skip said...

The seat sacks would be the icing on the cake, for a complete classroom set up!!

Nikki Mason said...

These are awesome!!!! I can't believe how many colors there are! I have another brand of chair pockets, but after 10 years of use, I need new ones!!!!!!

Lyndsey Morgan said...

I would use them in place if book bins!

Lyndsey Morgan said...

With 29 second graders the Seat Sack Plus with pencil pouch would free up so much space!

Becky Boreo said...

Very cute classroom! Love how many color choices there are!! YAY!

Dru said...

I would use the seat sacks every day to help keep our room and the students desk more organized. These are great!

Dru said...

I would use these Seat Sack plus to help keep the classroom and the desks clean and organized.

Dani Lynch said...

These are great!! I've been looking for additional storage for my writing center - it would be great to have the activities on the writing center chairs!! So many possibilities!

Dani x
misslynchslearners.blogspot.co.uk

Erica Bohrer said...

I need these in black!!!!

Mrs. P said...

I do color groups too so I LOVE the coordinating colored seat sacks. I also like that you can eliminate the need for a large classroom mailbox system...I can never find one that doesn't take up a lot of precious space as you walk out the door!!

Amanda Reisner said...

I would love to have these for my students to put on the back of their seats. It would be great to use the colors as groups too!

Mrs. Evans said...

These would be great from storing school-owned and teacher-owned materials. No more things getting crushed and crumpled in desks :)

Mrs. Evans said...

My favorite product from the site is definitely the seat sack! There are lots of imitators out there but none are as well made as these!

Mrs. Sinsabaugh said...

I NEED these! Love the color coordination too!

Breanne Simons said...

These would be FABULOUS for my classroom with tables! It is so hard to get those Kinder kids organized without turning the top of their tables into a giant organizing matrix of sorts!!

Mrs. Hicks said...

The more I read about them, the more I want them!

beloved said...

with over 20 and a small room, these would come in handy!

MaryLynn Kazyaka said...

My teaching partner and I share 44 students. We have talked about having something like this for the students to keep their things in when they move from one classroom to the other. They would be perfect for us!

rubyslippers said...

Portable classrooms are notoriously small with no storage -- these would be perfect for my kids!

Penniless Teacher said...

Seat Sack is great. Sharing with Penniless Teacher readers.

Cristina Conciatori said...

I love the lay and go from seat sack, but I would also love to win the actual seat sacks. My classroom could use the organization!

Felicia Tokson said...

I would love to win this! My seatsacks are all worn out I was just about to order new ones! They are so helpful. Hope I win! Felicia Tokson deceze@optonline.net
I have 30 students this year!

Tracy Smith said...

These are great. Love the way your room is set up. I had 36 first graders and it was really, really tight. I'm moving again this year to a new room and these would be a wonderful addition. Have a great year!

Ami Wicks said...

I am a high school teacher, but I would love to use the seat sacks to store items my students use daily for their interactive notebooks. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

captaincarebear said...

I would use this to organize the centers in the rooms based on seat sack colors.

Valerie McElroy said...

These would be perfect for my homeroom students to put their independent reading books, reading folder, and agendas in for quick easy access.

Lisa said...

I'm in a 65 year old school with little storage! I would love to use these for my students chapter books, work folders and paper! They already can't get everything in their desk - so any extra sack would help them stay organized!

Lisa said...

I would love the 15 or 17 inch seat sack! I also love the answer buttons!

Celina said...

I would have my students keep their book bags and library books in the seat sacks.

kelly said...

I've been wanting these forever! What a great way to help my kids keep their little desks more organized!

Mrs. Olson said...

I would LOVE the 15 inch sacks! I am in the most awkward small space! These would help so much! Thanks for the opportunity!

Stephanie Burdett said...

My teammates and I have been talking all summer about how to get new seatsacks to replace the old tattered ones we have. Thank you for offering this!

zekesmom10 said...

I color coordinate everything too! It's a sickness I tell you. Thanks for the chance to organize papers! I hate lose papers! :)

zekesmom10 said...

I just love the read and go bags. I won't be happy until I have one to hold ALL of our activities!

Emmy Mac said...

We are moving from desks to tables this year so it would make things so much easier to keep my little kiddos organized.

Emmy Mac said...

The lay and go is a really cool idea!

Breanne Simons said...

I absolutely love the black Seat Sacks!!!

Breanne Simons said...

I absolutely love the black Seat Sacks! Fabulous storage and the would blend in perfectly with my room!

Julie Gesinger said...

Thanks for holding a giveaway. They would be a great addition to my classroom.

mary kuriga said...

I have 24 kinders in a small room and these seat sacks would really help us organize!

macgal said...

I have a small room so these would be perfect. Love these!!

Pam Jones said...

The seat sack is my favorite on the website. It seems like a great place for storage!

rosescdc said...

This is my first year teaching 1st grade, been teaching for 29 year. These would be a great asset for my class, space is tight and would be a blessing.

rosescdc said...

I would love to have the classroom pack of multi color. Can't believe I have never seen this product before, thanks so much for sharing.

B easy! said...

Im in such need of these chair sacks. I teach in a high poverty school and our room lacks any space for the students to place their needed belongings to be used for the day. We are using round tables without any place for the student to place their school supplies. I would place white boards and dry erase markers as well as pencils, book and erasers in here so that the students could have access to their belonging without me having to take them out of storage bins. How great would life be if I could win these. Fingers crossed.

busyteacher said...

All students need to have books readily available, this would be used as a "book bag"

busyteacher said...

Read-n-Go Book Bag is another of my favorites. Hang it on the desk w/ a command strip and it is at the ready.