Monday, May 28, 2012

getting organized

I've always placed learning centers around my room using a table here and a student desk there, cramming as much on my computer tables as possible. This year, in hopes of creating more organization and less clutter, I decided to build Bookshelf Central. I used Target $1 baskets to hold Math Center work and Writing Center work. Since I typically have six table groups, I've made one Center Basket for each group. I hope it'll be more efficient to update my centers weekly and I love its cuteness factor.

We use the Envision Math Program. I'll put the weekly Topic Math Games, Extension Activities and supplies in each the basket for Math Centers/early finishers, as well as flashcards.

Ok, so maybe I'll still have some stuff on my computer tables. Here I keep my whiteboards, eraser bucket, and dry erase marker bucket.

I've always used community supplies. However, keeping them at the tables can take up a lot of valuable workspace. Here I've got the crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks, sticky notes, math counters, and extra erasers neatly packed up and easy to access for the kids. Yep, got those in the Target $1 bins, too.


Doris Young said...

LOVE the cute baskets with the ribbons! Your room is so cute...we spend hours in our classrooms why not make it a pleasant place to be, right? Are you out for the summer already? I still have two weeks to go!

Swersty said...

Hi! I am your third follower and I love your blog! Also, you have great organizational ideas. Stop by my blog if you get a chance...
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Busy Bees said...

Just found your darling blog. Love your organizing...too cute. We have 2 more days left, then I need to clean and organize.

Lisa R. said...

I just found your blog & I love it!! Your organization ideas are just precious. I am a new follower & look forward to reading more!

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teaching fashionista said...

Love everything in your room,
especially the ribbons :) on the bins (so clever)
Thanks for stopping by teaching fashionista & commenting..
Your blog design is so fun & cheery- love it ! I can't wait to read more..

Patti White said...

Love your organization ideas. I have the buckets, but did not think about putting ribbon through them! I saw your comment on my blog and I hopped right over here. I love your blog design! I look forward to sharing ideas with you!
Patti :)
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EveryNewBeginning said...

Love the ribbon on the baskets too!!! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Jackie said...

I love your organization! I need to take notes! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I'm now your 11th follower!!


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