Getting Organized for Back to School
Just a quick post to share my newest “school supplies” buy! So sad that I can get excited over colorful supplies or organizational tools – this is BOTH!
I have been on the lookout to find some ways to tame the “paper monster” that lives in my classroom. In particular, I really wanted some cool “In/Out” boxes – for papers that I need to pass back and papers that I’ve collected, as I’ve found that this is an area that I struggle with organizing. While picking out a new book bag for my own Kindergartener, I spied these rainbow-colored sets for $10 a piece at Walmart – so of course I got TWO! They are sturdy, brightly colored and weirdly enough – make me happy! I think it’s because I can see how I’ll be using them and improving my paper piles and that’s what makes me happy!
I’ve tried different methods for paper collection, but I still struggle with keeping everything straight for each subject and each class. The biggest problem I find, is when I’m switching classrooms to teach another group. I have collected papers in a folder, a hard plastic case type of deal – but I still find that they land in a messy looking pile on the table at the front of my room. At least this way, it’ll be an organized and contained pile.
What are your paper organizing secrets?