This little post is for those of you who enjoy purging your classroom of unwanted items. Oddly enough, it's also for those of you who have closets full of stuff you can't seem to part with. The next time a set of headphones decides to quit working, you could throw them away or even push them to the back of a closet. Instead, cut off the chord and put them to use with your kids who enjoy a little less noise. (Some kids like to wear them simply for the sake of wearing them. Works for me!) My kids love to put them on throughout the day, especially during Daily 5. They read with them. They write with them. They make words with them. I wish I had pictures of the kids to prove it, but you'll have to take my word for it. This is all I've got.
I've got about 10. They hang like this for easy access.
Are you imagining where all those broken headphones are stashed? It's time to get them out. Or if you don't have any, grab your neighbor's before they toss them. Now they can serve a much-needed purpose!