Sunday, July 22, 2012

10 Days of Giveaways: Day 4


The fourth day of giveaways is designed to help you get organized.




a Rafflecopter giveaway








Good luck everyone! We're halfway through tomorrow.

88 comments:

  1. Label everything. Labels make it so easy for you, your assistant (if you have one), your students, or a sub to find things. Plus it makes your room look nice!

    Markeeta
    ateacherandablog.blogspot.com

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  2. I reuse the same pre-cut letters for bulletin boards.

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  3. First of all I love this giveaway and I love organization! One tip that has helped me is keeping all my activities in files or binders. I have a binder for everything! It helps because I always know where to find what I am looking for. One thing I also try to do is make sure everything has a home. If I know where everything belongs I always know where to put it back!

    Thanks for these great giveaways!

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  4. I keep all of my worksheets in labeled files so they are always easy to find. I keep a binder on my desk with all important information, like my schedule, kids information, ect.
    Thanks for this giveaway!
    Kelly
    kellydeannab@hotmail.com

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  5. Make sure you have a certain place for keeping all handouts and papers for the day! In my student teaching placement, my cooperating teacher would frequently misplace things since she put papers everywhere! For my first year in the classroom, I bought paper trays to label and organize papers!
    Liz
    Come check out my new blog Teaching in Valley

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  6. My tip is to take the time to organize right away or else you'll forget.

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  7. Baskets, bins, binders and labels!! My first grade colleagues tease me because I am OCD and overly organized! Yet they appreciate it and frequently ask me to keep track of important things for our grade level;-).
    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  8. My best organizational tip is to make lists!!! I have to see it to remember to do it, whether it's grade papers, make copies, call a parent, etc.

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  9. I love this giveaway! I tend to struggle with organization, so I always make sure to have a specific spot for everything, especially papers! I also make sure that I have everything in order on my desk and ready for the next day before I leave the classroom.

    rpayne36@hotmail.com

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  10. Speaking as a UNORGANIZED person, the thing that helps me most is to use strategies that mean something to YOU. I have had colleagues or friends suggest ideas and try to help me with their ideas, but they don't help ME. Yes I use baskets and bins and labels, but I have to use them my way...
    Your labels are awesome and I would LOVE to put them on my baskets!
    Peggy

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  11. I like to keep things labeled clearly, my teacher binder has sections that I can refer to information quickly, and organize materials in my baskets/bins. I frequently change things up if I see things aren't working how I'd like them to.

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  12. My best organizational tip is to make sure you have a "teacher binder" or file to keep important documentation in. Things such as parent communication, student data, etc. This keeps the messy paperwork away !

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  13. My best organization tip is to keep everything labeled! I also like to put things in alphabetical order if I'm able to, so if I'm looking for "Parent Communication," I can go through all the letters to P! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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    1. I also shared your giveaway by tweeting here!

      Sara

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  14. label everything!! and always put something away... it might take two seconds to file that paper or in a couple of days you might have a ton of things to file that will take you 5 minutes!!! Your choice! ;)
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  15. My best organizational tip is label, label, label and use a lot of sterilite drawers!! :) Those drawers have kept me so much more organized.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  16. Do not put off getting organized. The more you put it off, the harder it will become. Get a plan and stick with it :)

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  17. My best way to stay organized is to start off that way... I have a habit of just putting things down and walking away and then forgetting where it is so I have to keep on myself to make sure that everything gets put in the correct place the first time!! I also have to make sure that everything has a place to go!!

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  18. Touch everything once- don't put it on top of the filing cabinet to file later (and touch it again)

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  19. I shared your giveaway on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.davis.739/posts/364844533585855

    rpayne36@hotmail.com

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  20. To stay organized follow good blogs with tips and don't get lazy - that's always my problem!
    Laura
    Mrs. Castro's Class

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  21. A place for everything and everything in its place. One thing I am really working on is putting things away AS SOON as I am done with it instead of letting it pile up.

    I shared your giveaway on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/prec0ci0us/posts/249617308475349

    Christina
    prec0ci0us~at~bellsouth.net

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  22. I try to file my papers at the end of each day. That way they are not all gathered and it goes faster to do some at a time!

    kellybb31

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  23. Label Everything!!!!

    Dana.clark15@yahoo.com

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  24. I always make sure my desk is clear before I leave everyday by putting all the things on it back in there homes.

    inirayluper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Create a binder for each subject and keep one copy of each file. I tweeted about Day 4 at
    https://twitter.com/pattib203/status/227110845858078720
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  26. Put things back!! I always have the best intentions and make nice files at the beginning of the year but that can go by the way side so easily when school begins. To make sure I have 1 place to put master copies or extra things that need to be filed away I started keeping a "To File" folder on my desk. Now it's all in one place (and not in multiple messy piles on my desk) and I can file it when I have time :)
    ~Heather Langley

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  27. Put everything in the right place immediately. DO NOT let things pile up because you'll never remember what is in there and miss something important!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  28. Have a place for all of your student resources that they are able to get! Keep glue, crayons, and markers accessible to students! This will make it to where you don't have to be the one to get everything, they can be responsible for getting the materials they need!

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  29. Keep your files in binders labeled by subject or theme. Label your binders. ONLY KEEP ONE copy of examples or sheets!

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  30. My best tip for organization is:

    Have a data binder! This binder keeps all of your student data, grade book spreadsheets (who needs to buy an expensive gradebook?), fluency/comprehension data, and all other information! This binder is one that I carry with me to all meetings, parent conferences, and data chats with my principal. . .

    Katrina
    trinanrob@comcast.net

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  31. label everything and label files correctly to what is in them. =)

    data binder is great too....

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  32. Make a list of what I have to do on my phone. I also keep user names and passwords in my contact list on my iPhone. Easy to carry around and I never forget user names and passwords. Also it is easy to change because we have to change passwords for attendance and email every 180 days (which never falls at the end of the school year. LOL)

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  33. Always clean your desk (in my case my reading table) before you leave. It drives me crazy to come in and have a messy area staring at me. :-)

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  34. I posted here:

    https://twitter.com/1stGradeDelight/status/227149903527288834

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  35. My best tip would be to file your student work immediately! I have learned from experience that you will never get to it if you don't do it as soon as the papers are graded. I have literally had stacks of papers to file and I don't ever want to be in that place again.


    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  36. My best tip is ALWAYS make a to-do list!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  37. My best tip is to start small to become clutter free. Don't get overwhelmed. Rome wasn't built in a day.
    judikk@cfl.rr.com

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  38. My best organizational tips is when you have a complete wall of built-in cabinets, make labels to put on those cabinet doors! Otherwise, it's way too easy to forget where everything is. :)

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  39. I just mentioned your giveaway on my blog. Also I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog & TpT store! :)
    Antonia @ forkin4th

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  40. My best organizational tip is to put everything back in its spot when you're finished with it.

    Denise
    2nd Grade Ponderings

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  41. Put things back immediately, otherwise, you'll forget about them, and eventually for get where it is.

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  42. My best organizational tip is have a place for everything in your class and then put it back after you use it.
    Jess
    Rambling About Reading

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  43. Love your giveaways! My best organizational tip is to do it before school starts. If you put it off you will never do it.
    heidihoang@live.com

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  44. File, file, file... I've learned that stacking things up in a nice and neat pile won't help me find it! :) Love the giveaway!

    Ashley
    The School Supply Addict

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  45. My best organizational tip would be to never leave your desk messy when you leave home for the day! I know it may be a little more time consuming but it is totally worth it! File whatever you have to that day and throw away any useless papers. This habit has kept me organized all year long and has also set a great example for my students! :)
    TeachPrayLove

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  46. Document/make lists of everything... it is the only way I stay sane =-)

    Olivia

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  47. For each unit of my reading series (Treasures) I have a Rubbermade tub with all TPT units I have bought that go with skills in that unit. Easy peasy to pull out what I need for the new round of centers this way.
    Cialini Chat
    Marybeth

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  48. At the end of every year- get rid of the things you didn't use!
    Dana
    Enter my giveaway @ Fun in 1st Grade

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  49. keep digital copies don't kill extra trees if you don't have to

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  50. I make notebooks for all my units based on the month I use them in.
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  51. File things right away! Don't let it stack up. Now, if only I could learn to follow my own advice. :)

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  52. I shared about your giveaway on my Facebook page.
    Www.facebook.com/FirstClassTeacher

    Pamela

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  53. Put things away in the same place every tie. This will save lots of time abd frustration hunting for things:)
    Pamela Fulk

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  54. Using parent helpers helps me stay organized.

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  55. I have found finding a place for everything and everything in its place isn't just lip service, my mass organization/purge the places that I have taken the time to do this, has made all the difference....Thanks for the chance as these are on my to buy list!

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  56. put it away RIGHT AWAY! don't let it pile up!

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  57. Clean up and file things away daily. Don't let things accumulaate!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  58. My best tip is writing down what you think of needing to do RIGHT when you think of it! I used to be awful about not remembering what I thought of during that meeting, at home while cooking dinner, etc...I started texting myself if I didn't have paper and then putting it on my to-do list!

    Jessica C
    jcap611@gmail.com

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  59. Consistency! If you have a place for something put it there when you are done!! Don't put it on your desk in hopes of it getting to the right place later!

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  60. mark before i leave for the day! i always work through my lunch, recess and preps to get that done - then i have more time for my own kiddies at home. i use my home time for preparing/planning- saves my back from taking home loaded down bags, too!

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  61. I think it helps you to be organized when you get the kiddo's in on it too. If you have expectations for how your room is supposed to look they will follow those expectations. I also think it helps to review your files once a summer. It helps to reduce the clutter and start fresh each year. But of course, as a previous poster said, you need to find what works for you! :)

    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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  62. Label everything and file papers right away, don't let anything pile up...

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  63. Michelle RichmondJuly 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Label everything!!! With cute labels, of course! Have the kids help clean up before they leave!

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  64. Well I color code each subject. That way you can file Math stuff in a red folder (or use a red marker to label the folder), use a red binder to store math stuff, etc.

    Karyn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  65. Don't let the kids keep their notebooks and folders in their desk! I keep everything in bins on a shelf and everything is color coded. Then nothing is ever lost and can't easily be put in the wrong place!

    Tammy
    tammylocks@yahoo.com

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  66. Use one large binder for yourself for EVERYTHING. You know where everything is and you don't have to spend hours searching for something! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  67. Label, label, label!
    Also, a place for everything AND everything in its place!
    Take at least 5 minutes at the end of each day to put things away.
    "Employ" the students to help clean up regularly so you have less to do yourself.

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  68. I think a helpful tip is to have a specific subject to plan for each day of the week for the following week. So on Mondays, plan for Math, etc.It keeps things manageable! :)

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  69. Labels!! and a calendar...couldn't live without my planner!

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  70. For me organizing goes further than the class. For class its the curriculum first, lesson plans at a minimum of a week ahead with a list of everything needed. Have what you need for the week put in easily accessible areas, something you might have to do each Friday or over the weekend. A list of events coming up and a reminder a day or two before hand! But none of this will work unless you also organize yourself outside the home. All will fall through if you don't keep organized and learn to say NO when your planner is full. Make sure your organizing has room for what needs to be done at home, errands, work at home, and socializing.. or just time off for yourself.

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  71. Try to instill a sense of organization in your students! Easier said than done, but every little bit helps!

    Meg
    Third Grade in the First State

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  72. Something that I do that helps keep me organized is file papers right away rather than put them in piles that build up.

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  73. I use binders with page protectors rather than folders for all my lesson plan/ activity plans :)

    abby3131@gmail.com

    Abby
    Ms. Alley's Class

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  74. I color code everthing by subjst... math is always blue, reading is read, etc. I am an avid labeler and everything, I mean EVERYTHING has a place in my classroom and the kids know where it goes.

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  75. Color Coding- :)

    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  76. Organization is not my strength. With that being said, I have been using a teacher binder. This has helped me with the "beginning" of my organizational journey. :)
    Jennifer
    iteachco50@gmail.com

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  77. Don't forget to stick to it!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  78. I love color coded baskets with labels everywhere!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  79. Spend twenty minutes at the end of every day doing two things: clean off your desk and make a list of tomorrow's to do's.
    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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  80. To get organized I like to have labels on everything so when I forget where something is it is easy to find.

    Shared on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/brandy031

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  81. File papers every day...or at least every other day.

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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  82. Label everything and don't get behind putting things up.

    Elizabeth L.
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  83. A place for everything, and everything in its place. Also, organize things for tomorrow at the end of today - before you go home.

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  84. Always put things away when finished with them, makes it so much easier to find them the next time.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  85. Plan ahead and keep it simple.
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  86. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/07/new-giveaways_25.html

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