This is not my area of expertise, but here is what I have to share:
First of all, my students turn their papers in on top of the math organizer I showed you yesterday.
They put their papers in the box after they highlight their name. By the way, I had a few comments about where I purchased the rainbow drawers that is under this turn it in box. I got mine from Mardel when they were half off! Instead of 90 I paid 45 I think. To me, it was definitely worth the money.
After the students turn in their papers, I put it in a file right at my fingertips, in my awesome Apprentice from Staples. Remember this?
I posted about this a few times, and one of the files in it is labeled "To Be Graded". Funny how it gets so full before I give it any attention....
Anyway, once the papers are graded, I file them in this file box:
It is very easy to organize the papers and notes for Monday folders. As I grade papers throughout the week or get notes that need to go home the following Monday, I just file it in the folder with the students' names on them. I have extra files in the back for extra copies of notes or homework ready to go home a few weeks ahead of time.
At my school, we do not have a fancy binder or folder that goes home every day. We do have a Daily Folder that goes home. In it we have a calendar for the 9 weeks with dates on it and room in the boxes for us to write notes about behavior issues if necessary.
Last year I used this to organize papers to go home:
It really didn't work like I had planned last year. Now, I use it for organizing different kinds of paper. This is not a part of my room that I am very proud of. Any ideas for what else I could use it for? I would appreciate any and all input!
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Tomorrow's topic is called "How and Where Should I Store Things?". Seems that a lot of us have games and crafts and things that we pull out a few weeks a year and then wonder, "Hmm... what to do with this now?" when we are finished with it. Get your posts ready!