Happy Saturday! It's time for the You Oughta Know Blog Hop by Buzzing with Mrs. McClain!
Today I will be sharing three tips for classroom organization. Stop laughing! I know I am probably NOT the teacher to be sharing classroom organization tips because as my favorite saying goes....."Never trust a teacher with a clean desk."
As I am beginning to settle into second grade, I am finding more time to organize my classroom after I've had a chance to do all of my planning and cleanup each week.
One day I walked into my closet and saw this. What's even more embarrassing is that I share my closet with my grade level partner next to me. Yikes.
The funny thing is that I already had the container, I just needed to roll up my boarders. I was able to fit two layers of boards in this container. Much prettier, right?
Now the closet looks like this. I feel so much calmer when things are organized and in place.
The next thing I want to show you is how I store my anchor charts. I learned this trick from a first grade teacher who I just admire so much for her clean, organized, well put together classroom. I asked her where she put her anchor charts and she showed me how she took a few shelves and stored them on the different levels.
Storing them this way actually helps me decide which charts I want to keep and which ones I can toss. I have hoarder tendencies and I am really starting to let go of keeping every.little.thing! Can I get an amen?!
I laminate the charts that I want to keep and fold them to put them on the shelves. This way really works for me.
The last tip I want to show you is organizing your classroom books using paint stirrers. My local home improvement store was willing to donate some as soon as I said that I am a teacher. How nice! This way of organizing my books has made it so easy for me to find books based on the month!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I would love to hear any of your classroom organization tips! This girl always has room for improvement!