Copernicus Premium Teach n Go Cart
We have been using the Teach 'N' Go Cart in my kindergarten classroom for the last few months. I couldn’t believe that such a large cart could come in the two boxes that were delivered. I was able to assemble the cart in about an hour. I’m not the best handy-lady, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
There were a few times I had pieces backwards and had to take them back apart, but otherwise, it wasn’t too bad. Once we started using the cart I realized that it makes keeping my supplies organized so much easier! The drawers hold all the supplies we could need for our morning meeting, even the white board markers.
We use our whiteboard daily for our morning message writing and the magnetic feature of the white board makes sharing large format magazines so easy to clip on and share. The large marker tray has made a great space to keep a few markers on hand and is a great ledge for holding big books as we read together. I only wish the board and tray could be moved lower for my smaller students to reach the board more easily – I have some very short students this year.
I also noticed that the board isn’t as firm as I would like but I think it is a matter of asking for some assistance tightening a few bolts. The cart has four drawers which are great for storing small manipulatives as we work on different units. They slide easily for access and lock in place to prevent spills when the cart is moved. And the work surface is a great size to hold materials I need for my lessons. I especially like the cups to hold pens and markers, or my water bottle. We even added a few clips to the back and hung a pad of chart paper on the back of the cart so I can sit with my students and work on student created charts for our Reading Workshop.
Lastly, I really love the portability of the cart. Not only can I move the cart where I need it in the classroom, but it rolls so smoothly on its large caster wheels making transitions from hard floor to carpet very easy. It is also easy to use the wheel locks with just the tap of a toe.
All in all, I really feel that this has been a wonderful addition to our classroom experience.
Amy Marsh, Mechanicsburg Exempted School Village, Ohio
- Melanie Broemsen