I know Kristen shared her Teacher Toolbox as well, but, man this thing is genius! It is the best thing I have ever made. It has a little drawer for every small teacher supply imaginable! I purchased the toolbox from Lowe's and prettied it up! I always have my supplies right at my fingertips, without having to dig through a messy drawer to find the exact thing I need.
You can find a template over at Elizabeth's blog, if you want to make your own!
Another of my favorite organizational items came about after I discovered Teachers Pay Teachers. I had lots of cards and game materials for my Guided Reading groups, but no way to organize them. Okay, okay, technically I had elastic bands around them. Um, boring!
That's when I discovered these small accordion files...
...and these bins that they fit perfectly into!
Score one for the Dollar Spot at Target. I kept some of the accordion folders intact, which lets me sort the cards if I need to. In the others, I cut out the insides, so it is just one large pocket.
My last organizational items are a work in progress. I really like the concept of them, however, I need something slightly different. These bins have helped immensely in keeping paper clutter off my desk. When I make copies or choose books to read, I place them in the bin that represents the day of the week I plan to use them.
The only downside is that the paper doesn't stay standing in the bins, but curls up instead. Maybe plastic drawers or trays would work better? I'm on the hunt for something that works well for me.
Go link up with one of these lovely ladies, so I can learn more organizational tips!