Do you know where your index cards are? Can you grab a scissors quickly, or does it take ten minutes rummaging in drawers? While you are rummaging though the drawers for the scissors what are your children doing? School work? Probably not. In my house if I have to look for supplies by the time I get back to the teaching table the children have scattered and it will take me another ten minutes to get their minds back on school work.
Being organized can really reduce your planning and teaching time. When you know where everything is you don’t waste precious time looking for a pencil or marker.
I want to encourage you take a hour or so to organize. Purchase small plastic baskets at the dollar store to store general student supplies. In these baskets, place pencils, glue, scissors, rulers, stencils, tape and erasers.
My boys each have 12 drawers using the Workbox System and now mom has 12 Teacher Supply drawers!
I was so excited to organize my teaching supplies. The scrapbook storage drawers I was using were bursting at the seams and the the drawers would stick and go off the tracks.
I made labels for the drawers. Click the image to download them.
These drawers are perfect for all my supplies. It sits in easy reach right next to our dining room table. Being organized can really reduce your planning and teaching time!
Having the correct tools for the job makes for a stress-free day.
If you like the labels let me know and I’ll keep sharing.