Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Optimum Organization Linky- Organizing Student Papers

Hi Sweet Friends!

I am loving all of the fabulous organizational ideas I have been reading about through the Optimum Organization Linky Party.  Now that I've finally been able to get into my classroom to take some pictures, I couldn't wait to link up with Ladybug's Teacher Files and Fun in Room 4B for

I thought I would share with you my organizational system for copies, graded papers, and student work.

1.  Copies
These are book boxes that I have labeled with days of the week.  These are where I keep my copies for the week.  They are easy to access and also make it easy for a sub to find needed copies.  I cut out colored scrapbook paper that matched my classroom decor to put on the spine of the book boxes.  Then I printed out the days of the week.   This idea came from the Clutter Free Classroom.

2.  Graded Papers
I know it's not very pretty, but it works really well.  In our district, all important communication and student papers are sent home in a "Friday Folder" at the end of the school week.  To organize all of this information quickly so that it isn't overwhelming at the end of the week, I have a hanging file folder for each student in a crate.  This is where I place all graded papers and other communication forms from our school.  Then at the end of the week a parent volunteer places these papers in each student's Friday Folder.

3. Student Work
I purchased these plastic trays from the Dollar Tree.  I attached labels for each of the subject areas onto the baskets.  These baskets are placed along a shelf at the back of the classroom.  This is where my student's place their classwork when completed. 

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous classroom organization ideas by clicking on the linky button at the top of this post.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!  

I would love to hear how you organize graded papers and classwork completed by your students.


AMC Looking From Third to Fourth said...

I was wondering about having baskets for each subjects work to collect work, I really like yours and the labels. I was worried that it would take up too much room!

Heather said...

I use the hanging file crate for our weekly folders too... life saver! I love your labels for turned in work. I have them stack everything in one bin and then I have to sort it all... not anymore!! Thanks
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Jen Cullen//Sparkling in Second said...

I like the way you organize your friday folders! I have to do those too & I think I'll be using your idea next year! Thanks :)

Mrs. G said...

Great post on organizing papers! I'm still amazed at how many pieces of paper run through my hands each week. It's incredible! Great ideas.

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Elizabeth said...

Amazing organization! I love the days of the week boxes. I had some of those boxes left over and now I know exactly what to do with them. Thanks for linking up with us :)

Fun in Room 4B

Jenn Long said...

I love those plastic trays! Hoping I can find them in my Dollar Tree!
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