May 22, 2013

Optimum Organizational Linky

I decided to join in on the fun and participate in a linky party.  Fun in Room 4B is hosting this and is giving teachers a chance to share and learn new organizational tips.

I'm an organizational freak so I have to join the party and share what has worked with me!!

I do apologize for how disorganized it looks but it's the end of the year and my room needs some cleaning.

First up, my cart from Target.  I use this for my reading groups.  The larger drawers hold my reading group materials, lessons, books, and journals.  The smaller drawers hold markers, magic tape, letters, etc.  It has worked PERFECTLY and I like that everything is in one spot!!

BINDERS...BINDERS...BINDERS...and more BINDERS.  So I've been teased about my obsession with putting everything in binders but I would have it NO other way.  Its' the easiest way for me.  I have my binders labeled by month so I can quickly grab the binder I need.  Look how nicely they look on my shelf!

Next up, I have book boxes labeled by subject.  I've seen them labeled by days of the week but I found this works better for me.  I try to stay ahead of the game in photocopying (ugh) so I just add my materials to the bin.

I store my listening center books in these cute bins.  I found they were taking up a lot of space or sliding off the shelf.  I like that I can hide them away.

For the kiddos writing materials I bought these plastic storage containers.  The kids go and get what they need.  I store pencils, erasers, publishing stamps, story maps, paper, and editing checklists.

And the last two storage solutions I've been trying out this year are...

My teacher toolbox.  I bought this at Lowe's for about $15.  I'm so glad I made this.  I got rid of my teacher's desk and couldn't be happier!

I've seen SOOO many different ways to store Daily 5 materials from ziplock bags to folders, to manila envelopes.

I found these bins at Walmart and thought they might work for me.  This is still a work in progress but I plan on organizing each bin by month/theme.  Each one will have a label so I can pull it out as needed.

I hope some of these tips help you and I can't wait to see what ideas I can try out.


  1. Love the binders and your bins for each month! I have some of those Wal-Mart bins, too! :) The toolbox is on my summer bucket list!

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  2. I used to do monthly binders when I first started teaching. Then, I moved to the file cabinet. Now, I'm back to creating binders. I should have stayed with them all along :) Thanks for linking up!

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    1. It's been great checking out all the posts!!