Last week, I went into school to start setting up my classroom. Between moving to a new room and receiving tons and tons of new reading materials, I have a long road ahead of me. I wish I took pictures of my room before I started unpacking, but I was too busy tripping over things, falling into things, cutting myself, knocking things down. I am really clumsy and the clutter made it that much worse! I counted 7 black and blues up and down my legs and a myriad of cuts, as well!
As I unpacked all of my new reading materials, I put many of the items right into bins, labeled by lesson.
The top left picture shows the labeled bin. I am probably going to change it so I only have 10 lessons per bin. I teach first grade, too, and the bins are quite heavy. Ultimately, each bin will contain 10 lessons from each grade, for a total of 3 bins altogether. The top right photo shows how I labeled the folders. First grade has yellow labels. The bottom two pictures shows what is in each folder. Basically, anything that I will use or may use for each lesson, was filed away. Each week, I will remove the folder I need and keep it on my table for easy access. I don't have a million different things laying around. And I definitely won't misplace anything! The lower left picture shows the cards that are part of my kindergarten and first grade Journeys units. They are all for my focus board. I'll snap some pictures of that when I am done setting it up. I'm hoping that will be tomorrow! Hopefully, I won't spend the day hurting myself!
Stay tuned for my next giveaway. I was given the chance to review and give away some mighty fine items!