Sunday, June 14, 2015

Group Organization

Hi friends and Happy Summer! I am hoping that you are having fun on your days off! I am sure you are still pinning away looking for ideas for next year like I am. (I call it pinterest sickness.) So today I am going to show you the BEST way I keep my students organized. I am linking up with our collaborative blog, The Primary Peach for our weekly Organizational Tips and Tools Linky party!



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The way that I keep my students organized is my group organization station. Each group has a station where I keep a trash can, all of their journals and T.R.E.A.T. binders. 


There is also a drawer for math manipulatives that I use often. The trashcan for each table is the best because there is no reason for the students to get up and walk around the classroom while we are working on interactive journals or cutting a lot. I put a crate under the trash can to keep it tall enough for the kids to reach.



 I also love the caddie on top, because all of their supplies are all together!


How do you organize your classroom?  Have you tried something like this? Comment if you have a great idea for me and make sure you link up with us at The Primary Peach!




9 comments:

  1. I feel a little like I'm looking at my own classroom! haha! For the first time last year, I used Team Trash tubs and oh my gosh! Pure amazingness! After of course, we talked about snack trash, bandaids, and tissues NOT going in them! :)

    Theresa @ True Life I’m a Teacher

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    1. Oh my gosh yes!!! We went through about 50 boxes of tissues this past year. They are obsessed :)

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  2. I love the idea of the drawers at each table! When I get back in the classroom, I will definitely be trying them!
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey 

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  3. I've used the table trashcans before. They are amazing, especially when you do activities like interactive notebooks that require cutting. Our rule was always that they were only for paper. That kept the sticky stuff out of them.
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

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  4. I am loving this! I had plastic shelves at the end of each table at my old school but had to leave them there. Now that I am going to new school I was trying to decide if I should purchase them, but I kinda like these drawers better! This way it looks MUCH neater!

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    1. I love this! It is the one thing that I couldn't live without in my classroom :) I hope you can use this idea too!

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  5. Love this idea!! It would reduce unnecessary movement. How do you handle pencil sharpening and the never ending trips to the tissue box!!???

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    1. Thank you!!! I actually just let them go to the tissue box as many times as they want. It usually wears off after a few days! I have a sharp and dull bucket for pencils. If theirs breaks, they just go grab a new one :)

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  6. Last year I bought crates when they were on sale and stack 2 together on their sides. I kept their journals and white boards and they stacked nicely without getting all ripped up. I still need to deal with math amnipulatives that get thrown in the desks. Nct a time saver there! -Pauline

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