With the thought of being out on maternity leave, I am more determined than ever to get organized this year! I know that paper piles up so quickly the second students show up (and even before) so I'm starting with creating a spot for every paper. I stuck with the paper items that show up with students...not curriculum materials. I made a little checklist to help myself. Feel free to use it! Click on the picture to grab the PDF.
I KNOW there are some missing (like Take to the Office) so there are blank spots too.
Remember that you may not need all of these. All mail for students goes directly into their mailboxes (or just tossed on top until we have a second). I keep my weekly progress notes and homework together by the mailboxes. I also cut down on lose paper by making packets for EVERYTHING I can. All my math units are in packets so I never have lose math sheets in my room. As I actually get my room together, I'll post pictures!
If you think of anything else...please let me know!