Oh my goodness we are just a month in to school and yes I am drowning in paperwork, student and school data, papers to grade, schedules to keep, and the list goes on and on and on....... I am a huge believer in staying organized--- but it's hard to maintain during busy school days!! It helps to build in a great system to start with and for it to be easy to maintain throughout the year!! Hopefully you will take a few ideas from this post to help with this monumental task!!! First, I am a HUGE fan of organizing my materials in binders. So I made these adorable binder covers using the fabulous Melonheadz clip art!! I just had to have Lucy Doris!!
These are what they look like on the bookshelf behind my desk!!
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I also use these notebooks to stay organized with all the materials I'll need for the week!! For example all my reading materials for the week are stored in one notebook!!
I use a notebook with 30 tabs for 30 stories!!
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One of the most useful tools I have found for staying organized is the use of
3 drawer cabinets for sorting, grading, and filing. These drawers help me so much for putting things in the right place to save for later!!
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One last thing to help our classroom stay organized is the use of the 3 drawer mini cabinets to sort lost crayons or find a real color that students need to complete their work!
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I hope that you find something useful in this post.