Friday, July 08, 2011

Organization Linky Party!

As I approach 50 followers, I thought I would have my first ever linky party! (Fingers crossed that it's a success!) I'm thinking about having a giveaway when I reach 100 followers!

I was looking through a magazine yesterday when I saw an organizer for bulletin board borders, something I've been in the market for, when I thought organization!! What a great idea for a linky party! I've seen some ideas out there for various classroom storage & organization that people have come up with on their own and what a great idea to put it all in one place!

To start, I'm going to share how I organize my theme ideas. As a Pre-K teacher, Mailbox Magazines are my first resource. I always find great ideas in there to use or to adapt for the classroom. But I hate it when I find something for a theme I might do in a month and then can't find it again. Insert my binders.

I started binders with theme ideas where I can photocopy ideas I find and insert them in page protectors behind each theme. Using page protectors also lets me put any reproducibles that go with the activity behind that page and keep it all together. Right now I have 6 binders with between 6-8 themes in each one. Over the summer I'm planning to re-work some of my binders because some of them have gotten too thick!

I simply used page dividers and labels to create my tabs. I prefer tabs to be at the top rather than on the side. Also on my to-do list for the summer is to create cute page dividers for each theme.

Now it's your turn to join in on the organizational fun!! click below to link up. I can't wait to see what everyone has to share!



Erica @ Doodles and Doilies said...

What a great idea for a link party! I am looking forward to seeing all the great ways we can get organized.

Miss Kindergarten said...

That is so cute! I love your handwriting! I joined the linky party :) It was hard for me to choose though...I'm obsessed with organizing!

Miss Kindergarten

Erin Lukas said...

I'm so glad you chose your sticker oganization! I LOVE that idea!

Mel D said...

Good luck with the linky party! I posted what I already had for organization :o)
Peace, Mel D
Oh the Places We’ll Go

Erin Lukas said...

Thanks for linking up Mel! I'm trying to see if I have any photos of my job chart to join your party!

Learning Ahoy said...

What fantastic idea!!! Organization is my goal for the summer. Right now I am working on a teaching binder to hold all of my lesson plans, parent contact, student info, ect in one place.

Mary said...

Your theme binders are GENIUS! I have file folders that are a hot mess and are DYING for some organization. I am so glad to have found your blog through your visit to mine! It is great :)

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Miss Rachel said...

I LOVE organizing in binders...but have switched to file folders in a filing cabinet (which I HATE) but my construction paper doesn't fit in paper protectors or in the binder and I don't want the edges of all of my papers to get destroyed - any tips??
Most of my files are stuffed to the max and it drives me crazy! I miss binders!

Erin Lukas said...

I have file folders and am in the same boat. What I use my file folders for are mostly project ideas, extra copies of an activity, extra coloring pages, or extra activity pieces. My file folders are then inside a hanging file folder and then in a file cabinet. They do get squished a little bit, but most often it's something that was just an art example and I'm ok with it getting squished.

I also have a copy paper box for each theme. Some boxes have a few themes in them depending on how much stuff their is. If I have something I don't want to squish in my folder, I just put it in my theme box! (Although, I am running out of serious storage space in my classroom for these boxes!

If you have any other questions feel free to email me!!

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