Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tabletop Organizer

Inspiration for the day: Tabletop Organizer!

I saw this post on A Bowl Full of Lemons and absolutely loved the idea of reorganizing my "go to" section on my teacher desk.


I got the filing basket at Target and it came with super cute file dividers!


I labeled the dividers with the 5 different piles that always seemed to be on my desk!
1. To Copy
2. To Do
3. To File
4. To Send Home
5. Next week

On the front, I added my weekly plans. I attached the plans to rings so that I can easily access future weeks and then clipped the plans onto the front of the filing basket so that I can easily remove it for planning days or when I need to add or change something. {Easily seems to be my theme here!}


Then I printed out the adorable Teacher To Do list that Michelle at Fabulous in First shared, glued it onto pink polka dot paper and laminated it. I wrote on it with a wet erase marker (vis-a-vis) so that I can easily erase my to-do list when it's to-done!

I am so excited about my new organization tool! I've already put it to use! Now I just have to figure out how to get it from the files to the proper place...

30 comments:

  1. Love it!! I'm so doing this this weekend!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Good work! I love organization, but you wouldn't know it if you looked at my desk/classroom! Eek! Piles and piles o' stuff!

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  3. Oh I just love this! Thank you SO much for sharing! This will definitely be on my to do list on vacation next week :) :)

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  4. I love this idea! I think I am going to implement it in my kitchen for sorting and filing (bills, coupons, etc.) I have been trying to brainstorm for good ideas. Thanks for joining our blog hop. Hope you can visit my blog some time: http://allaboutbeinginspired.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this idea, ever since I saw it a few weeks ago. I might need 2 of them to get me really organized, but this is on my to do list!

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  6. Hi! I am a new follower!

    I would like to invite you to join the Terrific Thursday blog hop! You can find the linky at http://kennedymomandwife.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!
    Crystal

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  7. I bet you are a great teacher! You
    are super organized!
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Mika

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  8. This is such a cute idea. I love getting organized. As a future teacher myself I think this is wonderful!

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  9. I'll have to show this to my teacher husband and see if a manned-up version would be helpful to him. Thanks for sharring.

    I'm visiting from the Mingle with Us blog hop.

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  10. It's Wonderful Hadar. I am still working on mine in my head. I have not made it to Target to get my box either. At this rate I should aim for next year.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  11. Love, love, love, love. I just found your blog through Teachers Who Blog and I'm so glad I did! Currently I'm in my senior year of undergraduate and will start my masters in education this summer. I love finding new teaching ideas and I can't wait to read more posts on your blog!

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  12. great minds think alike!!! I LOVE this idea. So wish I had a target here in the city. Will be begging my mom to get me a file box. Thanks for the inspiration.

    HAPPY FRIDAY!

    First Grade Serenade

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  13. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  14. This is fabulous!! I am going to work on this for next year...thanks!!

    Curls and a Smile

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  15. So, so cute! My organization seems to have gone out the window. This would help me a ton!!!

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  16. Love this idea!! Definitely adding it to my todo list for the summer!!

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  17. OMG!!! I absolutely love this!! I am going to do this. So excited!

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  18. I am so doing this. thanks for the great ideas for organizing.

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  19. I absolutely love your desk organizer! I am reposting this from you and I hope that you will stop by and visit. You have such great ideas!

    http://k5teachermeade.blogspot.com

    Krazy for Kindergarten

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  20. I love it when someone comes up with a solution to my problems. Last year, I always had stacks on my desk for the exact items you have on the tabs! Duh! So obvious! Why didn't I think of this! Found you through Pinterest!

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  21. I love this idea! Is there anywhere on your blog that you have your lesson plan format posted? I would love to see how yours looks compared to mine...thanks for sharing this idea!

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  22. Great idea Beloved! I linked up my weekly lesson plans above :)

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  23. Just pinned this! I love the organization of it. My stuff gets piled and shoved and put away when I'm sick of seeing a huge stack of stuff I need to file.

    This looks easy and clean!

    :)
    Christina
    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

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  24. I SO LOVE this! I just finished making it. That's right- I went to Target in on a snowy day during break. You inspired me today :) Thanks!
    -Michele
    New Adventures in First Grade

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  25. Love this!! I'm so doing this today!! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Lily @ table top fridge

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  26. I'm new to blogging and am so glad I found yours. Check out my blog if you get a chance! :) I'd love some feedback.

    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing Blog

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  27. Hello! I actually found this blog post last summer via Pinterest and I've been thinking about doing this ever since then. So, this year I am ready to rock and roll with it! I'm very excited. Hop on over to my blog and check it out. If you like it, become a follower and/or grab my button! I am your latest follower and am going to give your blog a shout out too! Thanks for the great ideas!

    Holly
    http://krazyfunteaching.blogspot.com/

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  28. Just thought you should know that when I clicked on the link from Pintrest it told me I may be going to a suspicious website.

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