Hi all! Sorry I didn't post last week. I've been just frantically trying to keep my head above water lately. I really hate this time of year as a teacher! I spend my time endlessly assessing, implementing interventions and getting all of my ducks in a row for possible retentions. The paperwork is never-ending. On top of that I think I am keeping every local doctor in business because I just keep running from one to another. Most nights I don't get home until after 7 then I spend the rest of the night working in my office.....ugh! Okay, rant is over. You will now return to your normally scheduled program!
I came across a really cool website this past week. It is a collaboration of people posting their organizational ideas. The site is called Classroom Collective (link below.) I plan on implementing many of these ideas!!! Hope you like them too!
Lesson in a Bag:
The idea behind this picture is to organize all the materials you need for a lesson into a ziploc bag. Cover one of the long sides of the bag with duct tape so you can hole-punch it. Once you do, put it in a binder and voila....you are all ready to go. Now, I can't see doing this for lessons I use throughout the year but I could totally see doing this on a weekly basis. I plan on getting a 3" Binder and having tabs for Monday through Friday. That is much more manageable for me but what a great idea!
Now, I don't think this would work for me at the Kindergarten level but I could definitely see this working for 2nd through 6th and up. What a great way to keep students up to date! And once the month is up just file everything away and you're done!
Storage and More!
I don't know about you but this picture just makes me happy! I wish I HAD two filing cabinets (or one for that matter) to put together but how stinkin cute is this? I would definitely put my number pocket chart on these! I'm totally jealous!
Decorative Letter Organization:
I love to use the cut-out letters but haven't found a good way to organize them. I can NEVER find one of the letters I need - don't cha just hate that! This way, you could organize them alphabetically or even if you use them for the same thing each year, keep them stored that way :) I soooo want to meet this person!
No more recording sheets!!!! I love tihs one so much I think I am going to make it tonight! How simple! Just print out your class list and put it in a frame or a clear sheet protector. When items come in just cross off their name. This is definitely one of those "DUH, why didn't I think of that?" moments!
While this is a SUPER cool idea, I don't think I'll ever be this organized. Not even when I grow up!
I posted it for those of you who are :) Hopefully no more kids get left in the bathroom!
While this is not a new idea, it's certainly a fun one. It's on my Summer to-do list which grows by the minute!
Well trust me, I could post all night. This website is a MUST check out! What is your favorite organizer / classroom management trick? Spill the beans below :)