I originally linked up with Abby for Teacher Talk THursday. When I saw Patton’s Patch was focusing on organization for Day 1 organization week, I decided to repost. I love organizing and wish I could get paid for making over classrooms!
I hadn’t planned on doing two teacher related posts in a row, but I’ve come across two great teacher link ups. So, my apologies for those of you who aren’t teachers. Next post will be back to “normal”. I missed the first link up last week at Snyder Stories, which focused on organization. The topic this week is Show & Tell. So, I’m going to show you my organization and tell you about my organization ideas in my classroom. It’s vital for me to be organized. I walk into work each morning and make a to do list. My goal is to get it all done by the end of the day. Here is how I keep my classroom organized…
All of my resource books organized by subject area.
Monthly resource books that include all the things I’ve created that can be used each month. All of my papers are in sleeve protectors.
This looks like a hot mess, but I promise it’s organized. These hanging file folders are organized by week. I keep all of the copies I made for each week of school in a particular folder. That way, each year I can see what I did the previous year and add to it. Therefore, I don’t have to search through books looking for those fabulous things I know I did the year before, but I can’t remember where they came from.
My book bins. I apologize for the mess, but it’s the job of a 9 year old to keep them organized…
I use these drawers for my reading groups. All of the materials they use daily are kept in the drawers.
Organized centers by level.
This is where students turn in their papers.
My students have individual bins to keep their books and library folders.
These drawers are used to organize my weekly copies and all materials I need for each day. I try to get everything set up for the following week on Friday. The bottom drawer is for extra copies or things for the upcoming week.
**My book bin labels come from the fabulous Beth Newingham**