These 21 brilliant classroom organization hacks will keep you well prepared all year long. Sort supplies, keep track of student work, find a label for almost everything under the sun!
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Label power cords with washi tape. // Landee See Landee Do
Sort construction paper into a filing box to keep the colors separated. // Teach with Me
Color code your crayons. // Ship Shape Elementary
Store base ten blocks in supply caddies for easy sorting. // Elementary Matters
Pre-count the number of counters or chips kids need for games and store them in mini storage containers so they can grab and go. // The Starr Spangled Planner
Store anchor charts in a fancied up trashcan, BRILLIANT. // Teaching with a Mountain View
Store games by the month you’ll be using them. // Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice
Organize word wall cards in an index file holder. // Sarah Chesworth
Turn a dish drying rack into an iPad Docking Station. // Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits
Keep a class list on the back of your school ID badge so you’re prepared for roll call during a fire drill. // Kindergarten Fever
Make a hanging organizer on the side of your filing cabinet. // Tales of a Teacherista
Label stacks of papers with DIY binder clips. // The Classroom Creative
Keep parents in the know by sending home some free reminder slips. // Teacher to the Core
Keep track of parent communication, small group lessons, student passwords… so many things with these free organization sheets.
Help children keep track of their “just right” book bins by labeling them with clothespins. // Proud to Be Primary
Store sentence strips on Command hooks. // A Day in the Life of a Classroom Teacher
Separate puzzle pieces in pencil pouches. (You can draw a circle on the back of each piece that matches the color of the bag for easy sorting later.) // The Navy Stripe
Tag supply bins with free labels. // 1+1+1=1
And keep track of classroom library books with a simple check-out system. // I Love Labels