Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Office Organization Part 1

I survived my first day back! I am moving rooms for the 4th time in 5 years, but I can't complain because I get to have a whole classroom again this year! I love having my classes come to me for classroom guidance, and I have plenty of room for a small group area and a cozy spot for individual counseling.  I took a couple of pictures to share with you of my first day back, and I will post the finished product in a couple days!

I am so excited about my first bulletin board I put up in my room. It has the 7 habits on it, because our school is now officially trained in Leader in Me!!

I will have more boards to show you in a couple days, because my room has 8 bulletin boards!! Next, I had to find a place to store my classroom lessons. One, of my goals this year is to be organized with lesson planning.  You can read more about how I organize my lessons here. However, I have changed from using binders to using file boxes. This is easier than a file cabinet for me because the lessons are out and easy to find, and I have to move so much they are more portable this way. I have a file box for every grade level, and this shelf is directly behind my desk for easy access.

Next, I organized all my new school supplies! I have 3 long tables and 1 round table for students to sit at and they always need scissors, crayons, and glue for projects that we do, so I made 2 of these for each table.

The caddies came from Wal-Mart and were very reasonably priced.  I store them on a shelf with other supplies at the front of my room.

Next, I want to show you my shelf organization. I was blessed with lots of storage this year in the back of my room and it has been a lot of fun organizing all my books, games, supplies, and stuffed animals.

This is just a sneak peak of how I've started setting up my room. I can't wait to share the final product! Check back soon!


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    1. Cheryl,

      Thanks so much! That is amazing! I'm very lucky to have such loyal readers!

  2. Wow! It looks really good so far!

  3. Thanks for sharing your room with us! I too have a classroom and really enjoy having the kids come to me rather than going to their classrooms.

  4. Ideally, organizing should give you great ease accessing your files. It's good that you find file boxes more applicable to you than filing cabinets and any other method of organizing. Some tips though: you can put labels on the file boxes itself, or assign colors in each topic or group of files. Pretty to look at and organized at the same time. What more can one ask for?
    Ruby @ Williams Data Management