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August 16, 2013

Classroom Organization Tips

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Sometimes the thought of keeping a second home, a classroom, organized just makes you crazy. ย There are so many things to keep together. I’m going to share some of my classroom organization tips for keeping it all together in the classroom. ย As I have shared before, I have moved my classroom many times. ย The first year I moved, I invested in good, sturdy tubs that made it both easy to keep my things organized and easy to move. ย These tubs have been one of the best investments that I have made!

I also like to keep what is inside the cabinets organized. ย I know not everyone is like this, but I HATE standing on a chair and digging through my cabinets when I’m looking for “that thing that I just KNOW is in here somewhere!!”

I’m sure many of you do this, but I never did until about 4 years ago-sort my construction paper by color. ย WOW! What a difference it made! If you are clueless like I was, now you aren’t! Get busy sorting!!

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During the week, I keep my teaching supplies in this stack of tubs. ย It was very hard to find one that had 6 drawers like this. ย When I graduated from college, my now husband said, “What do you absolutely need to be successful at teaching?” I said, “A 6 drawer tub tower!” Bless his heart! He search all around for it and finally found this one at an office supply store. ย I have had it every since! I like that it keeps things hidden and neat.

(I am sorry about the horrible picture! I forgot to take one at school so this is from my classroom 4 years ago!)

These classroom organization tips are from a teacher who has moved her classroom countless times! I love how she organizes everything!pin it

Now, what I’m NOT showing you is my never ending “file pile” that I am horrible about!!

What is your solution? What are you favorite classroom organization tips?

Happy Teaching,

Amanda

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