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: 
Before
After
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!!

3 comments:

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.)
Inspiring!

Kim
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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