I will not stuff papers in my desk, spill water bottles all over my desk top, lose my pencils, lose my textbooks

…I am the teacher, I am the teacher.

Anyone else feel that way?

I am yet again facing Organization Monster.  I will win (maybe)!

Want to get organized with me?  Here is what you need…

  • a binder (2 inch or larger)
  • Post It Tabs (I got mine at Staples)
  • Clear page Protectors

You will also need a few printables.  For this project I printed out my free organizational binder pages.  Click on the picture to snag them for FREE by liking my Facebook page.

My cutie Common Core Standards. If you would like a copy of the cutie standards, they are exclusive freebies on my Facebook page- hop over and like it to get it FREE!  I have 1st- 5th grades completed!

Adorable printable calendar by Molly from Classroom Confections (only 1.75 on TpT).

Last year I tried using teacher organizational binders and they were a big step in the right direction, but after some reflecting I could have tweaked a few things to make them more efficient and effective.

So I have.  Want to join me in getting started?!

This is my planning binder.  It will contain all the things I need to keep track of assessments and planning (I hope).

Lesson Plans: We are required to complete out lesson plans online using the program OnCourse.  I still like to print out a copy and take notes on them as needed.   I am just going to print them out and hole punch them an add them here : ).

Grading: This will not be student works samples. I am thinking more like checklists and a spread sheet of student performance.  We do standard based reporting on a scale of 1 (does not meet, 2 (progressing), 3 (meets), 3+ (exceeds) so will look less like a grade book and more like checklists.

Calendar- I have a copy of all my district provided calendars in this section- we have about a million!


Standards and Pacing Guides- In this section I have my super cute Common Core Standards and then this adorable pink and black calendar set by Molly from Classroom Confections.  I went ahead and printed them out and dated them.  My partner and I then plan for each quarter based on our student’s needs.  Since I teach in a co-taught setting, sometimes our pace is a little different than the other classrooms :).   I find when we actually sit and talk about what our kids needs and look at the schedule in a realistic, imperfect, chaos filled- new-activity-thrown-in way, we can actually accomplish MUCH more than the “pie in the sky” pacing guides I used to make in the past. When I took the picture I hadn’t written in August yet.  I think I need a more current picture!  I also included my “I Can” statements in this section as well.

Psssttt…Don’t forget to click on over to my Facebook page for a short and long vowel assessment freebie ;)!  Enjoy!

Whew!  I think that is it!

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  1. Mrs. P October 25, 2012 at 12:58 am

    So organized! I made organizational binders this summer thinking I would combat the unorganized mess I have become as a first year teacher. My binders are super cute, but I am finding myself using them less and less each day! HOpefully you will be more diligent in keeping them neat than I have been!

  2. sixtyfourcolorbox October 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I have a similar binder, but it's no where near this pretty. I think I have a weekend project.

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Ready for the first day of our Blog Hop?  Today’s theme is

Supply Organization!

My goal this year is to keep a clean and organized room.  I am so lucky to have one of the largest classrooms I have been in to date and feel that it would be a waste to not keep it looking great!

First order of business: my cabinets.

I have always been kinda organized with my supply cabinets.  Most of my materials were already in boxes and had some kind of label on them.  Although there was a time my cabinet looked like this- Eeek!

I have gotten better since then and moved to some more uniform containers, but it still wasn’t up to snuff.
I donated most of my containers to other teachers and bought these AWESOME plastic show boxes from Costco.  They are nice and heavy duty.  I decided that uniform boxes and labels wasn’t enough, I had to get even more persnickety.  I colored coded my labels and decided against clip art on the labels.  I wanted to labels to be clean and simple.
Blue polka dot labels- office supplies
Green polka dots- miscellaneous
Pink polka dots-  craft supplies
Purple polka dots- math supplies
Also included are chevron labels for paper stackers for
different styles of student  handwriting
The second set of chevron labels
are for teacher materials.  I am going to
attach these to Sterilite drawers the size copy paper that hold
my copies for upcoming weeks.
Ahhh….much better.  The labels just make me happy :).
Please note I would LOVE to customize the labels for you.  However, I go back to school Monday.  Monday!  My time will be very limited.  I will charge a small fee for any customizing of this freebie. I hate to say it, but I just have to make sure I use my time wisely :(. I want to work smarter and not harder this year.  Because apparently in years past, I wasn’t too smart!
I would love for you to join the Blog Hop!  How do you organized supplies?  Please add the button at the top of your post and link up with a direct link to your post!   Make sure to come back tomorrow to read all about organizing your Teacher Resources!

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  1. Ashley Nicole August 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Cute labels!! 🙂

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  2. Layla Wiedrick Henry August 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I am posting this to PINTERST now to remind me to print it out once I FINALLY get in my classroom!

    By the way, I have a 300 follower giveaway with lots of goodies! Come by and enter!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  3. Amy August 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Free? Oh bless your dear heart! 🙂 These are beautiful labels, I love the organization.

  4. Amanda August 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Very pretty and organized! I always feel so good after accomplishing things like that. 🙂

    The Teaching Thief

  5. Jessica Plasity August 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Love the labels!

  6. Leslie Goldhardt July 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you for all of the labels! I love organizing and I LOVE labels ~ I just find it difficult to maintain the organization. 🙂

    Fashionable in First

  7. Cheri Gray July 29, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Thank you so much for these labels. They are beautiful.It is so generous of you to offer them. They will really help me out.

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