When I’m not working on my classroom library and scrapbooking projects, I have been organizing. I find that the same system doesn’t always work from year to year. I’m always making changes to meet my organizational needs. This year, I think I’m going to re-visit the teacher binder. I had an earlier post on my desktop filing system (click here to see that). As I was thinking about it more, I wanted to have some of those pieces in a binder so that I could easily grab it to take home, if needed. So I began compiling ideas and a new teacher binder was created.
The binder has dividers with the following tabs:
- lesson plans
- grade book
- staff meeting notes
- grade level meeting notes
- power standards
- other information
When I move to this system, I will also be changing my desktop file organizer:
The top 6 sections will hold:
- clipboard (used to take anecdotal notes & to-do list items throughout the day)
- papers to be graded, copied, filed, taken to office, etc.
- book orders, permission forms, etc.
- grade level standards books
- extras (worksheets/activities to be used as back-up)
- ??? – possibly a section for volunteers
The bottom 2 sections will hold:
- communication log
- sub folder
I have also been trying to work on my clip chart. I have already decided that I want to change the language up a bit. I have played around with a few different designs. Right now, I’m leaning towards this: