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Category: CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION

HOW TO ORGANIZE and MANAGE PAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM

You are inundated daily with so many types of papers. The papers can quickly become overwhelming if you do not have an organization system in place.  You could waste lots of time looking for papers and perhaps even miss some important deadlines as a result.  We know documentation is important

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HOW TO ORGANIZE INDOOR RECESS ACTIVITIES and GAMES

Here in the northeast, we are in the depths of “indoor recess season.” It stinks. Those kids need to get their wiggles out, but cold temperatures often keep them inside. Anyone else in the same boat? There isn’t a lot of time dedicated to recess so it is important to

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HOW TO ORGANIZE ART SUPPLIES in the CLASSROOM

Color pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, paint, paintbrushes, scissors… Art supplies are a necessity for every elementary classroom, BUT where can we store them?  Read below to grab some tips for how to organize and store them. This blog post will… share some ideas for organizing and storing art supplies

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HOW TO ORGANIZE WORD STUDY MATERIALS in the CLASSROOM

Word study activities can take place as a whole group, in small guided lessons or as centers/workstations. The nature of building and decomposing words and letter chunks means lots and lots of little pieces to manage. No worries though! With good organizational strategies you can create meaningful learning activities that

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HOW TO ORGANIZE SCIENCE SUPPLIES in the CLASSROOM

Science, in particular, naturally calls for a ton of materials for hands on learning experiences and experiments.  Where can we store all of these items?  How can we organize them so they are accessible to students?  These are questions we all struggle with at some point in our teaching journey.

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How to Organize Math Manipulatves in the Classroom

According to the Common Core, students need to “use appropriate tools strategically.” This means that your students need to be able to access materials independently.  Let’s be honest. You could easily fill all of your classroom storage space with math manipulatives. There are just so many cool, hands-on tools for

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HOW TO CREATE MORE STORAGE SPACE IN YOUR CLASSROOM

When your students are able to access and return things they need such as manipulatives, it empowers them to take responsibility of themselves and their learning.  While it is important for these tools to be accessible, it is equally important for these tools to be organized and stored away so

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HOW TO END EACH SCHOOL DAY WITH A CLEAN CLASSROOM

There is no tired quite like a teacher at the end of school day. Your students have been dismissed and your contracted work day is about to end. You are looking forward to heading home because this is now YOUR time. But then you glance around your classroom and are

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