Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Clutter Free Classroom Catch Up & freebie!

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?
Click the picture to grab yours!  I just have one little request - I'm almost to 100 followers so if you download the freebie, follow my blog (if you don't already) Thanks!!


Mrs. Poland said...

Oh my! Almost to 100! CONGRATS!!

Mrs Poland
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Kim said...

Hi Becky:
You did the best thing: You GOT RID of stuff!
(I'm forever trying to organize it into neater piles.)

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

Becky said...

Thanks Mrs. Poland!

Kim - This was the first time I threw anything out since last year! I usually just organize piles into neater piles :)

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