This time of year there’s no one more highly organized than a teacher. In addition to getting all those seating charts, lesson plans, and assignments in hand, an ultra-tidy classroom space makes all the rest of those tasks easier. So you can bet teachers keep their rooms and desks shipshape. Luckily, that means there’s lots of smart, crafty, even downright cheap ideas out there to crib from.
Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.
Teachers desks have a habit of becoming cluttered messes. My aim is to have an organised desk that models my expectations for the students desks. Lets hope I live up to my aim and not fall into cluttered mayhem due to the busyness of teaching.
Make your office a happier place. 1. Sloth Paper Clips fredandfriends.com Use these sloths to keep your papers together or hang them from a “vine” on your bulletin board. Both options are equally adorable. Price: $12 2. Beard Sticky Notes doiydesign.com Finish up the notes and “discover what is hidden beneath all that beard.” Price: $6 3. Critter Dusting Ball …
This is perfect for each of the work spaces in my classroom. Then, we all have access to our necessary materials, as do the kids. TIME SAVER... no more "I don't have a pencil" or "Where are the pencils again?" or "Can I get an eraser? My pencil doesn't have one!"