My bookcase is somewhat starting to fill in. This will house all of my professional literature, curriculum guides, etc.
My desk! I am so pleased with these bins from Target! I LOVE them!
This shelf will house my Math manipulatives. It is slowly starting to fill in.
I have a great, metal storage cabinet. Right now I am placing them by subject on the shelves. Once I have an idea of how much I have, I will start organizing them a little better. Like I said, I am arranging it based on subject:
- Top Shelf: Science
- Next Shelf: Math
- Next Shelf: S.S.
- Next Shelf: Reading
- Bottom: Generic items that can cross over subjects (measuring tools, balances, etc.)
I have arranged my colored printer paper like this since I began teaching. I LOVE it! I've seen some other people out there in blog land organizing their paper this way as well. The sides have three little mesh pockets that perfectly hold my ink refills for my printer! :)
The start of placing items in the cabinet...
This next picture shows my saving grace. I love it and really probably could not teach without it!
- Flashcards: My kids love to practice facts at lunch when they're done eating. They like to try to beat me, but usually can't! It's also good to have for when we're waiting in a long line to get in the cafeteria!
- Nurse Kit: Passes for the nurse, bandaids, gloves, alcohol swabs, etc. A MUST have!
- Referral forms: Luckily, I didn't need these too often this past school year, but I've learned the hard way, you should definitely always have them on hand!
- Class Compliments: This is something our school does. When you see a class doing a great job, you give them a compliment form. What the class does with them varies by class. When my class earned 15 we would have a little party.
- Pencils & Pens
So that's what I've done today. I've really tried to take my time and unpack box by box and really organize everything. The school is not open tomorrow so I won't be able to go in, but I'll be busy making some labels for my room!