File Box Labels- This year, I'm going to ditch my file cabinet to make space in the room for other items. I'm going to use plastic file boxes, labeled by subject, which I will store in one of my many cabinets. These are the labels I created-feel free to use!
Box Labels- I use these labels to organize all my clear plastic shoeboxes of art supplies. I print the second set of blank boxes out onto colored construction paper and then back the text squares with them. Laminate, tape on the inside of the boxes and you're done!
Mary Engelbreit Owl
Green and Brown Squares
Pink and Green Criss-Cross
Pink Polka Dot Border
Pink and Green Plaid
Black polka dot border with a red inside border
Binder Labels- Side labels for any size binder-just type in your text and cut.
Book/Magazine Holder Labels- These labels work well on the front of display boxes that hold folders during 'back to school' sales. The display boxes are generally very wide in the front and not very thick on the side, as the folder is facing front and there are about 20 folders in the box. I always ask the store if I can take the empty ones (shuffle folders that are in half-empty boxes and you will create empty ones), and they always agree readily. These boxes are fantastic for magazines, or even large picture books. The blank boxes in the template can be printed out on colored construction paper to back the text boxes.
To store all of my different die-cuts, calendar numbers, seasonal cling-ons and more, I put them in a labeled manila folder and store them in labeled magazine holders. -Courtesy of Miss Campioni
I like the idea of storing folder games in milk crates, but thought there was no good way to label the crates. Tape does not stick very well to the smooth plastic, and there only a few strips to grip the tape on to anyhow. Miss Campioni offers this idea of book rings to attach a label to the milk crates. Excellent idea! You can stack the crates by two's if you need to save on space.
Mrs. Madden has a beautiful set-up with her centers-instructions on the top, baskets with supplies on the bottom.
Chair Pockets- These fabric supply-holders hang over the back of chairs and make for excellent organizers if you do not have desks. Take a look at these directions to make your own (canvas is recommended).
Shelf Shark- Neat way to organizer binders on your shelf-no more binder dominoes!
Organization Web Sites:
Organizing Tight Spaces- A website by Mandy Gregory with great small-room tips.
Getting Organized- Mandy Gregory's organization website.
Mrs. Meacham's Classroom Snapshots- Scroll down for excellent pictures and ideas for organization
Mrs. McDavid's Organization Website- Many ideas and pictures
Organize My Classroom- Mrs. Levin's organization website
Organizing Your Classroom- Mrs. Meacham's website
Clutter Free Classroom- Under construction at the moment, but promises to be a great resource!
Ms. Powells' Site- Awesome ideas. Take a look at the side menu for many pages of organization bliss!
Helen Jung's Classroom- By way of Mrs. Powell. Fantastic organization ideas!!