Every year, I swear that it’s going to be the year I get uber-organized in my classroom. Fortunately, I have set up products and systems to help organize my room, plans, and more! Whether it’s your first year in the classroom or your 25th, here are some tips to get your classroom organized this school year!
Classroom labels not only help you keep all your materials in their place, they also help your students know where things go. Make labels for bins for different subjects, sharpened and unsharpened pencils, and the days of the week for all your folders. Print out the “cut” and “copy” labels to affix to clothes pins or clips to organize things you need to get ready for your classroom.
There is even a pre-made label for a “tidy tub” to put discarded materials or things that need to be put away.
Consider creating labels for individual students to put on folders, desks, and more! You may also have your students write their own names on premade, cute labels.
Decorate Your Classroom
At times, I have struggled with finding a theme for my classroom. When I find something that has simple colors and a cute pattern like this classroom decor bundle, I know I have found a winner! There are so many cute animal themes or pop culture decorations for the classroom but going with a classic bright colored theme can fit in any room at any grade level. This classroom decor bundle will help you get organized with classroom labels, word wall, alphabet cards, a pennant/banner, calendar numbers, small and large student name tags, student numbers, classroom jobs board, birthday display, months of the year display, daily schedule cards, days of the week, table numbers, and a behavior management clip chart. This bundle will set up your classroom for organizational success all year long!
Before Google ruled the world, I had so much paper in my classroom! One way I stay organized is by utilizing digital resources whenever I can. Whether it’s back to school forms or graphic organizers to organize reading and writing for your students, going digital gives you the capability to plan creative activities, have your students collaborate, save paper and keep them organized too!
If you’re ready to go digital this school year, check out these paperless back to school tips to help you use Google tools in your classroom!
Take a Masterclass
Are you new teacher feeling overwhelmed with getting organized? From setting up your classroom to working with parents, your brain and your space can often feel scattered. Even veteran teachers can benefit from a New Teacher Masterclass covering topics like classroom environment, back-to-school prep, organization tips, positive parent-teacher relationships, planning, grading, technology, end of the year tasks, and self-care. This class gives you a plethora of materials along with lessons that will improve your practice and get you organized.
Getting organized is not just about setting up a perfect classroom. Making well-thought out plans, getting rid of extra paper, and focusing on improving your practice can make your classroom work like a well-oiled machine! Let’s go get your classroom organized this school year!