Organizing Daily Materials

Mrs. Patton at Patton's Patch is hosting an Organization Week Linky Party. Today's topic is Daily Organization.  What teacher couldn't use more help/ideas about organizing!  I know I could use a few tips here and there; especially now.  I'm packing up my room for Spring Cleaning.  Yes, I am getting a deep clean. It happens only once a year.

Here is what I do.  I prefer to organize by subject because sometimes what I plan for the day may go onto the next.
Seville Classics Office Desk Organizer, Platinum Mesh 6-Trays

I use this letter tray to help organize by subject.  I actually organize it in the order I teach throughout the day.  Just in case you are wondering, Standards Based Reading and Writing, Math, ELD, Word Study, Science or Social Studies.  As I copy things for the week, I just place it in the appropriate spot.  The bottom tray keeps my Teacher Resource Books that I may need for future copying.

Bigso Fiona Set of 3 Magazine Collector, Black
I am very lucky to have an aide who comes in 3x a week.  She mostly does copying.  To get ready for her, I look at my curriculum map and plan what I may need her to copy.  I have a large collection of teacher resource books such as Mailbox so once every few weeks, I tab what I need and she gets my bulk copying done.  These magazine trays are labeled language arts, math, other.  As I plan for homework, I just grab the copies from here.

Another useful item is my Grab N Go Notebook.   It makes lesson planning easy because it can be customized to your needs.

I hope you'll join Mrs. Patton's Organizing party.  I can't wait to read about organizing for Guided Reading.  I really could use a few tips here!

Happy Teaching, Learning and Organizing!


  1. Funny... it never crossed my mind to organize by subject instead of Day of the week. This could actually work out better for me. I always get materials ready by each subject then have to look and see what day to put it in. Hmmm... I just might have to try this out! Thanks for joining the party! :)

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

  2. I love the grab and go notebook. Thanks for sharing.



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