I've been using the medium size bags for 5 years as reading bags for first graders and only had to start replacing them after the 4th year. So, this year I had to finish the replacement for the class set. But my colleagues keep buying class sets of bags at the dollar store every August that usually don't even last until the end of the year. In the end, I've spent the same money but had less drama over bags. I'm moving up to the larger size bags now just because we want to add notebooks to these bags now and the kids could really use the extra space. I also love the loops for hanging--the kids store them on their coat/backpack hooks.
By CB from , WA
Durable and useful
My first graders use these as their reading bags--to store their good fit books, a writing journal, pencils, reference materials, reading book and whatever else they may need for their independent reading time. I bought the original set 4 years ago, and I finally need to start replacing a few! Meanwhile, my teachers across the hall have been buying bags at dollar stores every summer, or trying to sew them and the bags never quite make it through even one year before ripping a whole in the bottom. These may be expensive, but I haven't had the headaches of having to think about them every year--and in the end, I've spent the same as everyone else!
By AllAboutKids from , WA
Great reading workshop bins!
I bought a class set of these bags about 7 years ago and they are still going strong!! I have had one plastic sleeve to tear off, but otherwise they look pretty good. The kids use them as their reading bins for reading workshop. They hold their books, reading journal, stickies, and a pencil. They can just grab their bag and go!
By Elementary Teacher from , NC
I bought these for my class last year to use for their "just right" books and their readers workshop binder ( 1 inch binder & 5 books). They were perfect and very durable. I kept them this year and have had no problems. The front plastic label holders are just starting to tear off. The kids kept them in their desks and would take them to their reading spots. They we're great for indoor recess too. The kids would just grab their bag and bring it to lunch with them. They also kept stick notes and a pencil inside. I am buying replacements for next year in case they finally decide to start falling apart.
By All4kids from Lawrence, MA
About Me: Value Oriented
Store More Large Book Pouches-Primary
I use these pouches for Story Strechers in my Day Care. I label the outside with name of book and author. Inside I put the book, small articles that the children can use to help tell the story while i am reading it. Such as puppets, rhythming games, etc.
Anything that goes along with the story. The large ones are great, they can hold alot of articles.