As you know by now, I love bright colors, polka dots, and organizing! I thought I’d share with you how my room is set up so that everything has a spot and is easy to find. My students learn really quick that Mrs. Lynch likes a clean room. 🙂 Even 5 year olds can be responsible and organized if you are willing to teach them. My Classroom Reveal.
Get Yourself Organized
This Summer I organized all of my reading and math games, worksheets, and files into containers by skill. This will make is SO much easier to find what I need instead of digging through monthly files trying to find a rhyming game. I also organized all of my craft & office supplies too. The tubs all came from Target during back to school season. The medium tubs are 2/$5.99 and the small tubs are 5/$5.99.
Get Your Students Organized | Classroom Reveal
Right when my students come in, they put their folder into the correct basket and get out any notes/money they need to turn in. This makes them responsible and save me time from having to check folders. Isn’t the tablecloth adorable, another Target find!
Each table has a supply basket that holds individual student supply boxes. This helps keep germs aways and students don’t fight over the supplies anymore. I haven’t yet, but will label the top of the box with a sticker with their student number, so they can see which box is theirs. Each basket has a colored “supplies” label that corresponds to their table color. When students get new seats, they will just take their supply box with them to the new table.
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One of the favorite places for my students to go is the writing center. I think this is because I provide so many fun things at the writing center that they don’t get to use during typical writing time. I have crayons, markers, colored pencils, construction paper, writing paper, copy paper, “how to draw” books from Usborne Books, kid dictionary, stencils, stickers, etc.
I use pictures of the students for my birthday board. Each kid holds a cake with the number of their birthday on it. This make it more personal for students and gives them a visual of who’s birthday month it is.
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