by Elizabeth Cossick, M. Ed.
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Every teacher (and parent) knows that trying to manage a classroom (or home) without organizational systems in place is just plain foolishness. So, we’ve been compiling our favorite classroom/home organization ideas to share with you, and in the next three posts, we’ll share the very best.
Favorite Idea #1: Teacher Toolbox
This idea is simple but genius: use an organizational toolbox (as in that big ol’ thing with tons of drawers that your grandaddy used to have parked next to his workbench) to stash all of your small supplies. Star stickers, paper clips, post-it-notes, first-aid kit, desk supplies: you name it, it can find a place in your teacher toolbox. This box also makes it super easy for subs and para-pros to find your essentials!
Search “teacher toolbox” in Pinterest to see a slew of examples, but here are a few of the very best we found in teacher blogger world:
Toolbox One: Down the Learning Road
She details the fonts and papers used in her blog post here.
Toolbox Two: Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher
Toolbox 3: Apples and ABC’s
LOVE the step-by-step pictures on how to assemble this one!
Here’s an in-process shot:
Happy organizing! Check back for the next post on another fabulous organizational idea in Part 2 of this series.