I love this Tried It Tuesday linky! It’s a great place for us to share little things that work (or don’t work) in our classrooms. I’ve gotten so many great ideas from this little party 🙂
I’m going to share with you one of my favorite made-up words… “Binderizing”
My kiddos even know I call it this. My desk and cupboards are filled with binders. Why? Because it’s how I stay organized! I love putting things in sheet protectors and into binders. What I do is first, print the cover of the product (if it’s not a product I’ve made or purchased and it’s just a group of lessons, I make a cover telling the topic.) I make sure to only buy binders that have the clear pocket on the outside to insert the cover. Here’s an example of how I did this with my Reading Informational Text CCS Aligned Pack…
Next, I put a bunch of page protectors in the binder. I either keep each page, or each group of pages on the same topic in the page protector.
I love page protectors because they also can keep the task cards and center activities all in tact, too!
For this pack, I put the “I Can” posters on the front of each page protector, so I know what skill that page protector holds.
Another binder I love is my sub binder. It’s also an easy way for a sub to find and stay organized!
Those of you that do Reading Olympians, I keep the orginals for each set in a page protector, along with the study cards I keep at centers. Keeps everything ready for next year and easily accessible! 🙂
Lastly, I also keep my weekly worksheets in this little file tub. So, when it’s time to use the worksheets, I pull them out of the binder, make copies and put them in the day we will do them. Then, I put extras in the back so if a student loses theirs, they know where to look! Simple and works well!