More Room Updates and Storage Ideas

Day 2 in my classroom!  Today was not a very glamorous day.  It was moving desks, wiping desks, and organizing books.  

Last year I discovered this desk arrangement and have LOVED using it.  We use the top drawer for math books, middle drawer for writing folders, and bottom drawer for science or social studies books/folders.  In their desks they keep one notebook, one folder, their take home binder, and a pencil box ONLY.  I really don't feel like they can handle anymore than that without it being a disaster.

I also put away my centers from the end of the year and got out the beginning of the year centers.   I put each center into a ziplock bag and then they go into a hanging file folder for what month they apply to. 

I have through Christmas taken care of...

and ALL of 1st grade!!

Last year I used binders for housing my printables and I once again fell in LOVE.  SO much easier than files. Here is my Back to School binder.  So easy to flip through and take to the copy room with me!

In fact I bought a ton of 1/2 binders to house the rest of my Busy Teachers in today!!

I have Busy Teachers for every month K-2! Don't forget tonight is the last  night to save BIG!

Phew- now to relax before I head back to school tomorrow to finish up (hopefully!)

Back to School Goodies and a Peek into my Room

I went back to my classroom today and it got my all kinds of overwhelmed and excited!

Not only is it my first day back in my room but because I had Smith May 20th... My sub closed my room! Which I am forever grateful- but oh my! I had no idea where anything was! 

I am actually quite amazed how well today went. 

Smith laid on the floor quite a bit. The bigger kids sat in the hallway and played on an iPad and then wandered the hallways when they got bored! 

The first thing I did was break out my trusty glue gun and repair my borders on my bulletin boards. 

After I did a ton of shuffling things from one table to the next. I tackled my teacher corner! I've already had requests on FB to do a closer look at this area which I'll be happy to do! Just not tonight- ha! This area was a HOT mess so I'm really proud of myself for getting it all together with minimal shoving things in drawers. 

The last thing I always do before I leave is  decide on three big things to get done when I get there the next time. This tends to cut done on the wandering around when I come back in again!   

All this organizing and decorating has me thinking Back to School!

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