In case you would like to try this kind of system out, I do have the labels above to share, just click on the image below to download:
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving my friends! I hope your day is filled with fun, laughter, and great food!
As a very small way of saying thanks to you today, I have a little organizational file to share.
First, I will be very honest and share a picture of how my table looked a couple of months ago.
Brace yourself, it’s not very organized…
and PROMISE you will not pin this image!!!
Ok, I realize it’s not the end of the world and please believe me, my table has been MUCH worse but that really is a totally jumbled mess of things stuck in random pretty bins. And I couldn’t find anything I needed without an extensive search.
This is why I have to label literally every.single.thing in my room.
Otherwise I tend to just throw supplies and files into random bins, just to have a clear workspace.
I finally have it under control now, with some new labels and a set of folders…
(see the sunshine all around them, giving them a glow of happiness? That’s how I feel when I see my table now!)
I made labels for Monday through Friday and then folders for each subject and part of our day, for each day of the week:
This lets me file work ahead of time (if I’m ever lucky enough to be ahead of schedule!!)
and keeps everything filed away for the day, without looking cluttered:
The best part?
If we don’t get to an activity, or it must be extended to the next day, I just move the folders on down.
I have two additional bins, for Assessment Papers and Important Forms as well:
The Important Forms bin holds folders for permission slips, book orders, popcorn orders, goal forms, class lists…anything and everything I could think of to keep filed away.
I’ve had the bins set up like this for a couple of months now and everything is just where it should be. Now I can find my files very quickly, even at those really hectic times (which is all the time during our day, right??)
I hope there are some who can use this out there! And I hope you have the happiest of holidays…thanks so much for stopping by 🙂