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This school year have and keep your resolution to get your classroom organized! There are so many easy, affordable products to keep your classroom in order all year long. Try these favorite classroom organization items to help get your year off on the right foot! (Notice: this post contains affiliate links. See disclaimer).
Use an expandable file folder to organize student work to hand back or files for students in your classroom. Each file comes with 24 individual folders, so get as many as you need to keep info or papers for your students. For teachers that move from class to class, this is a great alternative to a large filing cabinet!
Would you rather keep folders off your desk? This hanging cascading folder organizer allows you to keep papers organized on your wall. Hook it with the provided hangers or adhere to the wall with adhesive. Folders are available in many different quantities. Buy multiples to keep individual student work handed in and back or use them to organize papers to take home for each of your preps or class periods.
This set of four desk organizers will keep your pens, markers, pencils, and paper clips close by and ready to use. Each organizer has four compartments, so it’s easy to enough room for all your writing utensils and supplies.
Label student folders, carts, and more with this handheld, rechargeable label maker. Teach foreign language? Label classroom items with words in Spanish (or other language taught). If you teach English Language Learners or beginning readers, labeling items with the English words or phrases would be incredibly helpful for your students. Try this excellent learning and organization tool.
I love using carts to organize student supplies! Use your label maker to label the outside of the drawers with words like “markers”, “lined paper”, “pencils”, and “scissors”. Students will have access to supplies and know exactly where everything is, and so will you! You can also use the cart as a place to organize student work to hand out. Label each drawer with a specific content area or class period. Bonus: it’s so colorful; it will go with any decor or theme!
No matter what grade level you teach, having supplies on the back of chairs or desk is convenient and an outstanding method of organization for all students! If your student use lockers to keep their goods stored, this still may be a way to keep in class items at desks (post-it notes for text tagging, class sets of books, handouts used over multiple days, and art supplies).
The best academic planners come with undated pages. Some teachers start in July while others begin their year in September. Having the flexibility to organize your school year planner when you start saves you money (on multiple planners) and time! Lesson planning sheets, note pages, and even grading sheets are ways to stay organized in any teacher planner.
Classroom organization freebies to get organized!
And last, but certainly not least, be sure to sign up for our free resource library for editable sub binder forms, sub plan lessons, seating chart pages and more to help you get organized as well! If you’ve already signed up, click here to go to the library now and enter the password that you received in your email.
Staying organized this school year doesn’t have to be a chore with these fun, inexpensive favorite classroom organization items. Stock up before your year starts to keep things arranged and stress-free!
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