Throwback Thursday...Don't Mind if I do!

How stinkin' cute is Cara Carroll and her genius ideas!? I love her idea of a "throwback Thursday" linky because it's fun to reflect on old blog posts, and let's face it, super easy to do {and I can barely keep my eyes open as I just finished school for the year so easy takes top priority}! You can click on this button to check out her blog and join in too!

This post as on *oldie* but definitely a goodie! It's actually my most viewed post on my blog, so you've probably seen it, but in case you haven't, here it is! A great way to get organized for a new school year!

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...


  1. okay, this goes on my summer to do list! love it!

  2. Thanks for sharing this oldie. Being new to blogging I haveen't seen it before and really appreciate the share. secretly OCD so organisation is music to my ears!

    With thanks
    Julie :)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  3. Hi Hadar! I remember seeing this when you first posted it! I loved the idea but didn't have the time to do it while school was going on. That was also before I knew what blogging was all about! I am definitely going to do that this summer! I love that you have your lesson plans hooked to it for easy access! Great idea! Thanks!