Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daily Materials

This year started off so well!  I was always planned ahead...I was on top of paperwork...I made like 20 games from all of your TPT stores...It felt great!  This all fell apart in the second quarter and I'm not really sure why.  Now that I have fallen behind, my paper piles are coming back and I can't find things.  I need to set up permanent systems for taking care of all the paper.  

I stopped at staples last week for $3 file folders and $15 rolling carts.  I like to keep file folders on hand so if I find materials that I want to keep, I can quickly make a file for them.  I planned on using the rolling carts for my daily lesson materials.  My school uses a 6 day cycle and these have 6 drawers - 1 for each day!  So this weekend I started making labels and I LOVE how they came out.  

Here they are in my classroom with my new sub plans holder:  

I'm hoping that this will absorb a lot of my paper mess...like when I go to the copier and come back with a 100 copies that end up sitting on my desk for the next month.  The next project on my to-do list is permanent sub plans (I already made the cute sign).  I'm going to grad school full time starting February 1st and I really need to get my act together before then!  

6 comments:

Ms. D said...

Best of luck with grad school! I did that last year with teaching so I know you will make it too! :)

Becky said...

Thank you! I can't wait to be done!

Tara said...

Love that carts and the labels! Organization is such a wonderful thing!!!

4th Grade Frolics

Erin said...

Your blog is adorable and I love this organization for weekly plans and subs! So cute and so perfect!

Thanks for commenting on my blog, so I could find out about yours!!

Creating & Teaching

Living a Wonderful Life said...

I am so curious...what is a six day cycle? I've never heard of it before so I was just wondering. Your blog is so cute and I love the labels you made!

Bonnie
Living A Wonderful Life

Becky said...

Our school schedule runs on a 6 day cycle instead of a Monday-Friday schedule so that there are an even number of days. After day 6, the cycle starts over at day 1 again. A class might have PE on days 2,4, and 6 and music on days 1, 3, and 5. I hope that makes sense!

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