I’m linking up today with Hope at Second Grade Shenanigans for my new years resolutions for organization! Be sure to stop by her blog for a chance to win some awesome prizes and to link up with your post about your organizational resolutions!
I love and hate to organize. If I had time, I think I could organize more, but in the course of a day, week, month, year the piles start to add up. Anyone with me? My classroom is neat and organized at the beginning of the day, but by the end…..wow. I usually have time to pick up, but every so often I need to stay late and just pick.things.up.
So, here are a few pics of how I organize some things in my classroom:
I store my centers in this fabulous containers. I love them SO much.
I store my books in these containers:
and I store my posters in these nifty organizers:
These projects were a huge organizational feat for me last year. It took a LOT of time, but I am so happy with the results. I know where everything is, and it is quick and easy to put them away.
I love my little landing station. But, I will admit it does get cluttered by the end of the day because it’s right by the door.
The green drawers house my math and literacy centers. I keep track of my bus riders with the clothes pins (each bus number has a different color), and I stick notes from parents on the bulletin board. I use my little supply caddy for scissors, pencils, pens, lotion, and hand sanitizer.
This year, I want to tackle THIS:
I’m trying to toss old things as the year goes on, but there is that nagging voice in my head that says “keep it…you might need it again.” *sigh* I KNOW I won’t need it again, and I’ll just re-make it if I do, but…..what if??
I also want to organize play lists in my iTunes for each month. I have quite a few already, but I want to have my songs organized for each skill – rhyming, syllables, counting, etc.
This is an older picture of my classroom, and I’ve changed it a bit, AND it is QUITE messy in this picture, but you can see said cabinets above!
And my cabinets, oh, my cabinets. I don’t have doors on my cabinets, so I use curtains. I MUST go through these cabinets and TOSS. Again.
I also need to get in the habit of using this:
I carry it back and forth to school every day, but it rarely comes out of my bag. So sad. :( My family uses google calendar to keep track of all of our appointments and classes, and it’s just so easy to pull up the calendar on my phone. I resolve to use this MORE for school appointments!
A lovely blog reader also left a comment and told me about this cool site:
I already create my lesson plans on my computer, so maybe I’ll give this a whirl!
I’m working on organizing all of my word/letter/sound sorts, and I LOVE this idea from the Sweet Life of Third Grade.
I really LOVE this idea too!
This brilliant idea for sticker organization is from Kinder Craze. Isn’t it is SO smart!
What are your resolutions for organizing? Be sure to stop by Second Grade Shenanigans for a chance to win some great prizes and read about many other ideas for organizing!