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Monday, January 20, 2014

Let's Get Organized: Part 2

If you've read my post Let's Get Organized, you know I think EVERYTHING needs a home! Think about all those cute seasonal downloads you make on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Maybe it's a unit on nouns, but it's covered in Valentine's Day clipart and you want to remember to use it next February. Oh, and what about those seasonal craftivities centered around holidays or famous people?  Surely I'm not the only one that's ever had a mini-melt down trying to figure out where to file things away.  Right? Right?

Just a little secret:  I DOUBLE FILE lots of things.  I know, I know…brilliant!  Maybe you want to remember to use those Valentine's Day themed noun activities next February, but you also want a reminder in your noun files.  Try printing the file cover page and storing that in your noun files as a reminder.  If the cover page isn't enough, print 4 pages/sheet so you have an overview of the activities. Maybe you have a kiddo that needs some extra noun practice even though it isn't Valentine's Day.  

To help you get organized, download my FREEBIE!  These Monthly Seasonal Labels will help ensure you get the most bang for your buck out of all of your resources by getting organized!

I've even been known to triple file on occasion. 
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  1. This is a great tip! We, as teachers find ourselves wondering where we put things often- I'm sure...
    There's just so much to keep track of!!!
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

  2. I find organizing very difficult. I like everything out where I can see it. As you collect stuff this makes for huge ugly piles. I have just begun using binders. The filing cabinet never worked for me. We shall see. Thanks for the tips. Maria

    1. Maria-I know what you mean. One school that I taught at allowed me to take all of the cabinet doors off (and they stored them for me). This allowed me to see everything I had. It was PERFECT! I use lots of big see-through tubs for storing units (with binders inside), and LOTS of smaller bins/tubs from the dollar type of stores. Good luck!

  3. At the end of last year, I filed everything in these huge Ziploc bags, and it made finding things this year a little easier. These labels will be great for my baggies.

  4. Oooo! I like the giant Ziploc idea (what teacher doesn't love a Ziploc???)! Thanks for sharing, girl!

  5. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! I love your freebie labels! I need to organize my art projects by month. These would be perfect!
    Thanks again!