Time Savers! {Blog Hoppin’ Linky}

So, I’m not really one to talk about time savers, because I am kind of a last minute kind of gal.  I’m usually running late or behind on things.  Procrastination is my business.  Most people are surprised when they *think* they see the organization in my classroom (just don’t open the cupboards), and I tell them that I am SO not organized at home.  I wish I was, but the mornings {and evenings} are usually quite hectic and we are all running around in different directions.  We are organized in our “own” way.

*Clutter is nothing more than Postponed desisions. Quote for Organization


One of my biggest time savers at home is my calendar on my phone.  It’s a free one called CalenMob.  All of our calendars are synced in Google Calendar, so both my husband and I are able to see anything that is going on for each other or for the kids.imageIn my classroom, I DO try to keep some things organized to save on time. (Even though I am usually running around at the last minute!) I have my center organization down to a “T”

I keep all of my response papers and center pieces like this:


So, when the new theme rolls around, I just grab the tub and it has all of the center pieces ready to go for me.  I also keep the blacklines in there as well. 


I keep all of my thematic books in the same spot – in labeled tubs.

And anything that doesn’t fit goes in these bad boys:


For my small group work, I keep everything I need for each group in a tub:


And I use one of these mini 3 drawer organizers to store any little pieces that I might use (elkonin boxes, sight word cards, dry erase markers, finger pointers, etc.)


I realize that this might “look” organized, but these are pictures on a good day! Ha!


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  1. I love those bins from Target with the green handles. They are so great for storing everything!

  2. I have not seen those bins with the green handles. I will DEF be on the look out for those! Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

  3. Girl...you look like the queen of organization! Awesome!!
    Just Reed!

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  5. You have given me some great ideas and things to think about. I was wondering, how do you store/sort your classroom library?

  6. Let me tell you, we are one and the same! I always say I'm not procrastinating, I am "incubating" ideas! I also love those green-handled containers!


  7. I love these ideas for organization! I'm right with you about the containers, I just started my own this year! Hey, check out my FREE gingerbread boy and girl clipart: http://theartofteachingintodaysworld.blogspot.com/2013/11/gingerbread-boy-girl-clipart-giveaway.html

  8. Love your Ideas! I can always use some tips on organizing :-)