Big “O” Organization

 I am trying these crayons this year.  They are not cheap, so I won’t give them to the kids until December, but I am looking forward to trying them! I think they will last much longer than regular crayons.


Once I stared opening my cabinets, I thought I would show you a little bit of how I have organized myself this year. 


The bins on the bottom shelf can be pulled out to reveal even more storage in the back.

Organization tips from Teacher to the Core

This is another shelf where I keep all my workbooks that have been prepped for the year. My poor room moms spend most of the month of June ripping, sorting, and nursing paper cuts.  But the photo above shows what it looks like when they are done!
I tried some new things this year and I loved the way it looks. BONUS: It is functioning beautifully.

After ripping and sorting student workbooks place them back into a few of the covers so they are recognisable.
I wrapped the math homework in construction paper and labeled it with paper from a cute notepad. My boxes of math (seen behind) got the same bee treatment. I placed the Social Studies units back into a few of the covers to keep them separated and recognizable.
Cool ideas for classroom storeage
The language arts and science went into Staples copy boxes by theme/unit. They stack beautifully!!! Post-its tell me what’s inside and can be easily removed as I fill the boxes with new stuff each trimester.

The manager at Staples was very nice and gave my room mom 16 boxes.  OF course, he knows me, and I was just in there buying $100 worth of crayons…. so he also knows where his bread is buttered!

To read about a heavenly filing system click {here}.

Classroom Organization Ideas

Happy organizing friends… oh and before you think for one second that I am perfect or have it all under control, this is my desk drawer. See, I’m far from perfect!


When you look in your desk drawer what do you see too much of ??? In my case it’s pens and markers. What’s your clutter???