Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Organizing... The quick class switch

Preparing for the quick transition from one class to another in the art room takes a quick brain and some organizing strategy. One organizing technique Im trying this year is giving each grade an old computer paper box lid where I store the resources I will be using for each of their lesson. Each box contains project samples, handouts/sketch pages, light project materials that are not in supply bins, and any other small materials that are unique to that particular lesson. Because I see each grade level once a day I need a quick place to drop off the previous classes handout and pick up the next classes project sample. This organizing technique prevents the "desk paper shuffle" dance I tend to do if I misplace a handout.... This dance also takes place when Ms.L sets down the cup of pencils and does not remember where she put them... What are some organizing techniques you use to make the quick transition from class to class?


  1. I did the same system (same box lids actually) It's really helped me stay organized, but I still tend to do the "desk paper shuffle dance"...daily! Comes with the territory of being a first year teacher, right?!

  2. I love this! I don't know why I haven't thought of putting my materials in boxes though. I have a long bookshelf that comes just to my chest. It's a only shelf and I layout the days materials up there. Boxes just make so much sense though. THanks!