I moved my library around so one of the bookshelves is facing in.
After I moved the bookshelf, I noticed that I could use the ends to display my anchor charts.
I used 2 Command hooks. I should own stock in these because I buy so many of them but they are so useful in the classroom. I also love the poster hanging strips. Anyway, I put my anchor charts on rings on the two corners and I now have a place to hang them. By the way, we are not working on opinion. That's just the top chart that I had available. I have several of them together on the rings so I can flip through what I need.
Another problem that I was having was displaying these huge high frequency word cards that come with our new reading series. I made some little ones for my word wall that I also have up but it's hard for my kiddos to see them across the room. I wanted to use these big cards because they are so easy to see but they don't fit in my pocket charts. So I took hot glued some clothespins on the wood strips between my bulletin boards. Now they are easy to change out and easy for the kids to see.
Another thing that I am loving is this magnetic strip from The Container Store.
|Stainless Steel Skinny Strips|
It's adhesive on the back so I attached it to the wood strip near my teacher table. I am using it to hold all the important teacher papers that I need often like the bus duty schedule and report cards dates. It's also a great place to hang photos of my adorable nephew. The little magnets are very powerful and hold great.
A few other neat things that I got from The Container Store are these Post-It pockets, display frames, sticky strip, and a dry erase message center. I'll show how I am using these soon.
I have this locking cabinet behind my reading table. It's a great place for storage but I wanted to use the front of it for something. I decided to hot glue these large clothespins from Michaels to display the objectives for my reading groups and important things that I want them to remember.
I am obsessed with these drawers from Target. I love how big they are and how much they can hold. I am using them for my reading groups and other things that I use quite often. I have a daily bin for each day but I usually copy more morning sheets than I need for the week. I put the extras in the drawer for the next week.
Right now, I only have 3 reading groups. I've never had less than 4 so I'm going to see if this will work. I have that extra drawer up there just in case I need another group drawer.
What's your simplest tip for classroom organization? I would love to read what simple ideas you have come up with.
I hope you have a fabulous long weekend! I am so excited to watch my Tennessee Vols play today and spend tomorrow with my adorable nephew.