Monday, October 15, 2012

Organizing (or Binder Love)

I mentioned a loooong time ago that I wanted to share how I organize myself. I first discovered this system my first year teaching, and I have refined it ever since.

To put it bluntly...I am a binder ho. :) I love using binders, and how I can have everything organized by tabs. One of my refinements to my system was to add page protectors, instead of hole-punching everything like I did with all my K-1 stuff.  I've also added answer sheets to some worksheets as well.

Here is my Binder Shelf:
 Everything was binder color coded at one point, but because I had to upgrade some sizes, and wanted to use up some of the ones I had, I now have some that are similar colors of some topics.

I have two Writing Binders...one for units/seasonal writing and one for 6 Trait Lessons (c/o Lesson Plans SOS).

I also have two Literacy Binders...one I put together last year with my former district's curriculum maps, and one I'm starting for this year (which is pretty light so far!).

Math Worksheets

Writing...Mini-lessons on Top-Seasonal on Bottom

Literacy 1 & 2

Social Studies

 I hope I've inspired you to go out and organize with binders!

Today's Outfit:

Tank: Target
Sweater: NY & Co
Pants: JC Penny
Shoes: Payless

Have a happy Monday!



Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

1 comment:

  1. I love binders! And I always use those colorful dividers. I guess I'm a divider snob lol!

    Sara :)
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