I haven't been keeping up with the Clutter Free Classroom project but I have been busy organizing!
Week 8's challenge was organizing and storing thematic units. A few days ago, I posted about the new containers I bought. Here one is with it's label:
I don't do thematic units but I'm using these bins to store all the wonderful resources I get from all of you as well as seasonal books:
Week 4 was all about the teacher's desk....Here is my desk before:
Everything was just thrown in. I don't really use my desk drawers so I should probably get rid of it BUT all the furniture in my school is accounted for right now so I have nothing to replace it with.
I took everything out of my desk drawers and threw stuff away:
I organized what was left in small bins:
The green basket contains my extra supplies like markers, pencils, post it's, Velcro, highlighters and I threw some stickers on top for quick access. Next to that, I have a box of "teacher tissues". In the back of the drawer, I have a blue bin full of rewards for my students. I got rid of my prize bin but I do need to keep some incentives on hand. There are bookmarks, play-dough, and glow sticks in that basket. I put a bag full of teacher stamps on top (sign and return etc...). Next to the blue basket, I put extra folders, card stock, Ziploc bags and page protectors.
My top drawer (not pictured) has my binder rings, clips, label maker, index cards and band aids...the things I use everyday.
I also worked on straightening some shelves in my room:
I'll leave you with a freebie. Remember my daily materials labels?
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