Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Classroom Organization

First off, I am absolutely in love with my new blog design thanks to my friend, Christi from Ms. Fultz's Corner.  Talk about talent... thanks for your hard work!
Since many teachers are in back to school mode, it is the perfect time to talk about organizing.  I believe an organized classroom is key to an optimal learning environment for children.  If teachers can't find materials, then they are wasting precious instruction time, which can lead to off task behavior from students.

Say goodbye to losing random calendar pieces!  I previously kept my calendar pieces in Ziploc bags by month, but the bags would rip.  This 13 pocket poly organizer is from Target in the $1/$3 section.  With 13 pockets, there are enough to place calendar pieces for each month.  
  I LOVE the labeled sections on this to do list.  Best of all, each box can fit a post it note making it easy to update your to do list. Since I use this often, I laminated for durability.
You can find this freebie in Stacey's TPT store HERE
Isn't this clipboard adorable?  I ordered it from Etsy and am so happy with the final product.  Typically, I use this clipboard for dismissal.  This year I put my dismissal list on the clipboard and took it with me when I walked students to the buses.  
The drawer labels are a freebie from Elizabeth @ Fun in Room 4B.  
When a student is absent, have a neighbor place any handouts or notes inside this folder.  When the student returns, they will handle all papers.
  To make this, I purchased this product from Teaching with Terhune's TPT store.  I bought folders, laminated each cover, then attached with double sided tape.  Simple!
If you are interested in this purchasing this product, go HERE
I store all of my supplies in my teacher toolbox.  I like the idea of this product, but finding a place for it can be tricky.
You can find the labels for free HERE

More to come on this topic.  I hope you found some of these strategies helpful!


  1. I loooove your blog!! yay!!! & I also just made a post it to do list for my new teacher binder..great minds!!! Can't wait to read more! :)

  2. Thanks so much for reading my blog! I appreciate the kind feedback!