See here's my Pinterest board dedicated only to classroom organization!
If only I could be a professional classroom organizer!!
I'm showing you how I organize all the random stuff in my classroom!
bandages, mints, and nurse passes
Just a small 3 drawer that I bought at Walmart put all of these items
to make it easier for the kiddos to find what they need!
This bin is pretty self explanatory. It sits right under my wall calendar and this is where
I keep all the extra calendar pieces, any extra copies, and lined paper!
Turn In Bins
ALL work that needs to be turned into me goes into these bins!
(I had two different classes this year which is why I had two different bins)
These two drawers have kept my desk so much neater since I've started using them!
Student work stays in my turn in bins until I grade them.
Once I grade them, I place them in this bin until I'm ready to put them in the grade book.
I try to only make copies once a week, so I put my originals in this bin until I'm ready.
The file bin honestly gets full the quickest because I don't file papers as often as I should!
But it's a great way to keep those papers OFF my desk!
I also have two drawers for Scholastic book orders!
The top one is for current book orders.
If a student brings an order to school, I put it in there until I'm ready to place the order.
I also keep my coupons and envelopes in there too, so it's all in one place.
The second one is future book orders. This is where I put the next months catalogs.
And the bottom drawer is for parent notes!
This bucket keeps all MY dry eraser markers!
That way the students know they are off limits!
Lost Property Bucket
This bucket is LIFE CHANGING!
Anytime something is on the floor or nobody will claim it...it goes in the lost property bucket.
And then when a student comes to me and says I can't find my black crayon...go check the bucket!
It has seriously helped me to stop dealing with all those little things during the day!
Missing Parts Bucket
This bucket is a little different than the Lost Property Bucket.
This bucket is for pieces to centers, or math manipulatives, or game pieces.
It's inevitable that as soon as you put it all away, someone brings you a cube or something!
I put it in this bucket and then the next time we pull out the centers, I can put the missing parts away.
Extra Student Supplies
Students bring all the things on the first days of school!
To control their desk chaos, they are only allowed to have a certain number of supplies in their desks.
The extras go in either these drawers above or the shoe pouches below!
Then when students run out of glue or something, they can go and grab what they need!
I love my toolbox and I love that it keeps all those little things from junking up my desk drawers!
My shelf of organization!
This is where I keep all my organization bins.
This shelf is right behind my desk, so it's right at my fingertips!
I hope this wasn't overwhelming!
I told you I could talk about organization all day long!
What's your favorite way to organize?