Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daily Organization

Organizing is probably one of my most favorite things! When I got hired at my school this year, I was about 50% super excited about getting a teaching job, and the other 50% superrrr excited about cleaning and organizing my classroom! I have thought, on several occasions, about becoming a professional organizer. Maybe later in my life...

So onto Daily Materials Organization as hosted by Mrs. Patton at



Like many of my teacher friends, I use this M-F tubs
I actually got mine in the Target Dollar Spot at the beginning of the year for $2.50 a piece {bargain shopping is my next favorite after organizing!} So they didn't come with labels or file folders like the awesome Lakeshore ones. I made my own labels out of name-tag stickers {and just noticed the other day that I didn't organize them in rainbow order! haha whoops} and made files out of laminated construction paper.

As for organizing for the following week's material, I don't actually do this because I share materials with my co-teacher. In her room, she has the same Lakeshore M-F tubs. Hers came with 3 different file folders for each day. She organizes her material for one week in the blue folders, the following week in the green folders, and the 3rd week in the yellow folders. It's really helpful to have all of the materials ready for 3 weeks and in the same place! I will definitely do this when I'm no longer co-teaching!

7 comments:

  1. You are a bargain shopper! I like the idea of having folders for the weeks ahead. I could even do that in my bins... :)

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

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  2. I love the idea of using the folders in the bins for planning ahead! I think I'm going to try that!

    Stephanie

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  3. That's what I am most excited about too. I love having things all in the right spot!

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  4. I love the idea of going to a weekly system. I plan way ahead often for big units and then have to leaf through piles in my drawers. Thanks for sharing.

    Kelley-3rd
    http://randalllearninglibrary.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love this! I use M-F file folders, but I like the tubs! Can't wait to see what Target has for the 2011-12 school year!

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  6. I like the M-F tubs, I particularly like that they are all different colors which would help my kiddo's.

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  7. Wow, that is impressive that you guys can plan and have ready all the stuff for 3 weeks ahead!!! I so can't do that! :D But it's something to aspire to for sure. I am going to be on the lookout for those 5 color bins at Target! Thanks! I so NEED more organization!

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