In the past few days I have managed to sneak over to school for a bit to work on organizing my teacher area of the classroom. Here is a little peek at my progress.
First up – Weekly Organization Tubs
I have mentioned before that I use a system similar to the one Lakeshore sells. Here is a comparison of the two :
As I do my planning, I can just place the copies & materials needed into the correct bin. I’m also thinking about devoting each day to planning a different subject – Math on Mondays, Content Area on Tuesdays, etc. Does anyone else plan this way? What are the pros and cons?
Next up – Teacher Supplies
I saw a lot of teacher toolboxes this summer on Pinterest and on your blogs. I really wanted to make one, but I didn’t think it would be the most useful tool for me. So, I had these drawers that I had been using to store the math fact timings for my kiddos. I thought this would be better used as a supply organizer. It is currently on a shelf behind my teacher desk. The best part is my pens & markers fit in the drawers PERFECTLY!
Last one (for today) – Game Storage
This one isn’t really organizing my teacher supplies, but I have been working on getting files back into my file cabinet. I wanted these tubs to be ready for when I finally dig out my game files. These are two tubs that I already had. They each have a lip on the inside for hanging files. Most of my games are stored in ZipLoc baggies, but I want to have them organized and filed away so the kids can access them independently.
Do you love looking at the photos of other people’s classrooms as much as I do? Unfortunately, my classroom won’t be ready for weeks since we don’t start until after Labor Day, but I’ll try to keep posting pictures of my progress.
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