Organized Systems in the Classroom
If you've frequented my Instagram or blog, you probably know all about my love for organization by now! For today's post, I'm sharing a collection of some of my favorite ways to stay organized in the classroom! These systems are tried and true and help save TIME & ENERGY! With so many teachers facing burnout, I hope these systems can prove useful going into the new year!
Running off copies in advance is so helpful! If you are lucky enough to have parent or school helper complete this job for you, even better! I like to store copies by day of the week (Mon-Fri) and by subject (if you prep ahead a few weeks). You can find the link to this editable download HERE.
The best thing since sliced bread! And I know that is a HUGE statement, but seriously, not having to prep last minute for an unexpected absence is A DREAM!!!! I keep my Sub Survival Guide in this caddy (which I purchased from Target) along with my Emergency Sub Plans. I also like to keep treats, sticky notes, and pens for the sub to use so they don't have to go digging!
Find my K-2 Sub Station here and my 3-4 Sub Station here. I also have a Maternity Sub Station!!
My Sub Survival Guide is an organized, portable way for subs to carry around ANY and ALL info they need to get through the day! It has your class list, schedule, emergency procedures, vital health & allergy info, tips & tricks, and MORE! Your sub can carry this throughout their day and they'll never be caught off guard or wondering what to do!
This resource is included in my Sub Station but can also be purchased on its own. Check out what thousands of teachers are saying about it HERE!
I love having No Prep Sub Plans ready to go in a moments notice! I just add the BOOK and DONE! I also love to organize them all in these gorgeous project pockets! I get asked about these folders ALL the time. Click HERE for the Amazon affiliate link.
Digital organization can feel overwhelming to say the least! I love these Learning Slides for that very reason. I created these slides to systemize and organize while giving a general sense of theme. Using familiar templates can be helpful for little learners who are trying to figure out this whole digital world of learning!
One of the biggest complaints we all have -> GRADING! I created this little Grading Caddy to bring some joy to such a mundane task. You can read the post and grab the FREEBIE printable here.
Organizing my lesson plans and classroom info has looked different over the years, but this Teacher Planner has been my FAVE as of late! This resource comes with both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL options! I have slowly started tracking some things digitally but find printable to be my personal choice. This resource allows you to dabble in both, if you're on the fence yourself.
The digital version is available for Google Drive(TM) and can also be used in note taking apps like GoodNotes! You can find the link to this organized Teacher Planner here!
Sometimes we take the extra time to gather missed work for students, make notations for them, and then place them strategically on our desk. And then our desk eats them!! Never lose your assignments again with this FREE DOWNLOAD!
Teacher Tool Box
School supplies to organize school supplies, lol! I love that teachers took over the ol' Home Depot special and turned them into classroom tools! This is my favorite toolbox on Amazon! I love it because it has large drawers! You can see all my Teacher Toolbox designs HERE if you're looking to jazz yours up a bit!
Just another fun way to use those Target adhesive pockets! I added these directly to my clipboard to hold reward tags, nurse passes, notes, and behavior slips for end of day. I love having it all in one place and it's portable!! I have these Portable Teacher Notes in my TpT store HERE.
Build It Binder
Have I mentioned I love to organize all the things. LOL! These Build It Binders were my attempt to organize LEGOs for learning! These portable binders can be used at student desks or around the room for centers or stations.
I have had to sit through so many DATA meetings that the word alone makes me slightly nauseous (anyone else, lol). However, this beautiful creation brings me ALL THE JOY (insert praise hands)!!
If you would like to learn more about how I organize DATA, click here for the link to this resource!
FREEBIE -> First Week Box
Keep this idea tucked in your back pocket or PIN IT to remember later! Store all of your FIRST WEEK items in a First Week Box! You will thank yourself later!!! Check out this blog post for the FREE DOWNLOAD and learn more about this organization hack!!
Pin Now, Save for Later!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope these organization systems help inspire you in your teaching journey! And remember, these ideas did not happen overnight! Pick one system in your classroom to focus on and find ways to make it work better FOR YOU! If you tackle ONE system (like copies) to make your time more efficient and organized, consider that a BIG SUCCESS!! Do a happy dance, go take that spin class, or veg on the couch with your extra time!! Avoid burnout -> Work smarter, not harder!!
Do you have an awesome organization idea to share! Tell me about it below in the comments!!
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