I am a little OCD in the organization department (although you would never be able to tell that if you walked into my classroom today or tomorrow......it's the last 2 days with kids....enough said)
I am more than happy and excited to link up with 2 awesome bloggers and their Optimum Organization Linky! Can't wait to browse through all the link ups and hopefully get some great organizational tips to end my year right (and start my next year righter!!! Yep, word, I called it!)
I'm going to share a few things that I used this year that really worked for me:)
Of course the all too wonderful Teacher Toolbox! I have seen so very many of these all over the internet! Tons of them were linked up to my Monday Made It last year!
I don't sit at a desk....my desk is my small group table so this little puppy sits right behind me. I love it. Everything is right where it belongs. Easy for me to find, easy for my kids to find if they need to:)
The inside of the drawers are actually decorated with pieces of border cut down to fit!
Love it, will use it again next year!!
This was another thing I tried at the end of last year. I was soooooo frustrated with so many borders (I have a problem....lol) and no way to store them. Then I decided to use one of the little 3 drawer carts I got from Target to store it all.
Love this too! Will def use it again:) Actually was filling it up today as I was slowly taking things down from my classroom.
Another wonderful thing I used this year was my T.O.T.
Can I tell you how organized this binder has kept me this year?! (You can read more about it here)
Last year I was ALWAYS misplacing a paper or 2!!! I would eventually find it BUT sometimes it took forever and caused LOTS of frustration. Now, everything has a place and I can find what ever I need when I need it!
There is NO doubt I will be using this again next year....probably adding to it:)))
What is not quite tweaked for me yet are my cabinets. I'm a container and label it all gal....
This isn't working for me........a lot of my problem is that it all won't fit where I want it to.....I know it may look organized but my cabinets are a hot mess right now. I really want to get things neatly put away so when I come back, it's all neat and ready to go.....the problem is, I tend to get tired and "done" and just start shoving and then have a bigger mess to come back to......
So, this is still a project in the making.....gonna go look for some ideas at the linky!
I also wanted to let ya all know I'm moving and shaking in the techno dept. and now have an Instagram. Let me warn you ahead of time.....it's me, Tara Instagram, which means my classroom, my family, my yard, my likes........my life! So it's not exclusively 4th Grade Frolics.
My user name is taraeiken
Have a great Thursday! I am going to energize up for my last day with peeps!!!! Love them to pieces but these unstructured fun days are draining!!!!!! LOL!