Hey bloggy friends! Get EXCITED! Organization week starts right NOW! I cannot wait to see all of the ideas y'all have! (Maybe too many exclamation points for one line? Oh well...) :-)
Today's topic is about organizing daily materials. Some people were even asking about how to organize things when you get ahead more than a week... good question.
Here is my system:
I think that every teacher needs to have materials sorted somehow by day of the week. That way, everything you need for the day can be in one spot, and it's easy to find things when you get there in the morning to prepare. I have a tower of crates. If you are interested in the crates, they are like the ones at Organize-it.com. Click here to view it. You can see it below:
If I have materials for a specific math game or science activity that are too large for the crates, I put them behind my big book cart in black baskets I found at the dollar spot at Target. You can see it below:
And for materials I print ahead of time, I file them at my fingertips in my handy dandy Apprentice from Staples. I L.O.V.E. this! You can find it here if interested. I have a file in this called "Next Week". Really it's where I put any copies made ahead of time. The best part is that it is right in front of me, so I won't lose track of it! You can see mine below: .
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By the way, I heard some of you didn't get the chance to get your photos yet. If this is you, don't worry! I'll keep the linkys open for each day of the week until Saturday night at 11:59 PM. So keep adding if you have some ideas or photos! That also means that you should check back every so often and see what else has been added!
Tomorrow's topic is Literacy Centers. Get ready!!!