A few years back I invested in this organizer:
The top has 6 sections where I keep:
- lesson plans
- grade book & papers to be graded
- grade level standards
- paperwork to copy, to file, take to office, etc.
- extras – worksheets/activities used as fillers or back-up when lessons don’t go as planned
- spiral notebook & clipboard – I keep a spiral notebook every year to write down notes from staff meetings, grade level meetings, conferences, reminders, etc. The clipboard is something I carry with me while teaching small groups so I can note behavior and not forget!
The bottom has 2 trays where I keep:
- family communication log
- sub folder
I have bookcases by my desk. That’s where I keep my teacher’s guides, binders with supplemental materials, drawers with specials items (ie. stickers, awards, homework/behavior notes, etc.) and my weekly files. I don’t have this organizer, but I do something similar:
Each tub holds everything needed for one day during the week. It works for me because after I make a stack of copies, it’s easy to dump everything into the right tub.
How do you keep your teacher’s desk organized?