Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting Organized.... and Boston Fundraiser!

I consider myself to be an organized person. Maybe a little bit of a clean freak even. However, moving classrooms every year AND grade levels has caused some chaos in my life and I need a solution!

My files is problem number one. After teaching 3 grades, I have stuff everywhere. Two folders for almost every month, all different grade levels, ugh. Exhibit a:

I just found 4 different files titled "reading logs". Seriously?

So here's my question for you. I'm moving back to K next year and I am also moving SCHOOLS. I need to do a serious overhaul. Do I go with binders for subjects? Binders for months? Both? Bins? Files? What do I do?! 

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  1. Luckily I haven't had to move rooms/grade levels as often as you, but I still have way too much stuff!

    If I only had a paper copy (you are probably too young to have that issue!) I started scanning things I might want to look at later. And I tossed a lot, figuring even I could make it better myself.

    Keep us posted...I am always on the lookout for better storage systems!

    1. I'll let you know if I find one :)

  2. No paper!! My stuff looked like yours. Then I moved to Texas and switched grades two years ago. I brought all those files with me...they are still in storage bins... I scan everything I need and save them all in files on my computer now and don't save any paper copies.


    Literacy Spark

    1. I think I need to go paperless, for sure... there's just some comfort to me in having a file folder full of everything I need! Ugh!