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The “Drive-Me-Crazy” Dalies

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Ugh!  WHY, oh why haven’t I thought of these organizational systems earlier?! Missing Parts: This friendly container solves the problem of lost manipulatives, game pieces, and other ods and ends.  We just add lost things to this basket I take care of them when I have time!  It takes care of the “Mrs. Meacham, I found a _______, what should I do with it?” Turn It In Tina, Mrs. Meacham’s Mess, & Fix-It Fred: I can’t decide If I like Tina or Fred better.  I…

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Scholastic Book Clubs

Organized Teaching, Scholastic

I keep a dish/tub/bin full of my Scholastic Book Club resources.  Whenever I get something that is related to book clubs, I toss it into the dish/tub/bin. Download Scholastic Book Club Documents –  At the end of August, before school begins, I create the monthly “due back by” labels.  I keep these sheets in the plastic Ziploc baggie, along with the current and past months order forms, teacher inserts, coupons, student order form envelopes, bills, etc.   A stapler, stapler remover,…

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Student Supplies

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Student Storage Boxes in a Flexible Seating Classroom

My classroom has tables, and I don’t like to store things on the tables, so we have storage boxes that I supply for students.  I bought these 3-drawer units from Wal-Mart.  I think Target has them too.  They were approximately $6 per unit.  I bought 6 units, enough for 18 students.  They fit nicely on the white shelving that you can buy and assemble yourself.  Each student’s box is labeled with their name and classroom number. 3-Shelf Vertical Stacker/Organizer  -or  3-Drawer…

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Student Books, Binders, Notebooks, and Workbooks

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Student Notebook Storage in a Flexible Seating Classroom

Because I choose to have tables instead of student desks, we need to find a place to store our math workbooks; BEE books; poetry binders; and notebooks for writing, word work, reading, science, and social studies.  We store them in bins.  The bins each have a matching label so students can easily identify where a a notebook belongs. Bin and Notebook Labels –      …

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