Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Organization Teacher Style

First day of summer break and where did I go... to school of course.  I had to finish packing up my classroom for the summer cleaning crew, but in order to do that I had to make a huge mess first.  Don't you always make a mess when you begin to organize?  I call it Summer Organization- Teacher style.
Center storage organization- organize your centers by month and subject to make planning easy and quick.  Download my center labels tub for free.
This year I vowed not to bring a ton of teacher projects home.  If you've followed my blog over the past few summers, you know that I have been known to bring enormous projects home for the summer.   One year I brought my entire library home to reorganize it, last summer I brought home all of my centers and my files. Todays task was to separate my monthly centers between ELA and Math.
Center storage organization- organize your centers by month and subject to make planning easy and quick.  Download my center labels tub for free.
Once the centers were sorted  I attached the new labels to the outside of the boxes using the scotch adhesive roller.  This stuff is amazing.  Every teacher should have it on hand. I keep all of my boxes inside an old wooden mail sorter.  It  has 40 slots half of it is holding the boxes, the other half holds copies that I run ahead of time and other items.
Center storage organization- organize your centers by month and subject to make planning easy and quick.  Download my center tub labels for free.
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The containers I use to store my centers are made by Sterelite.  I am in love with these containers and own far too many.  Not only do I use them to hold my centers, but I use them for my math and literacy station rotation materials.  The March-April are my newest addition and can be found on Amazon as well.  They seem to have the best price.  The other set above, I purchased several years ago at Target.  During the back-to-school time, they often get fun colors in with the dorm room collection.  However- once they are gone, they don't make them any more.  Which is why I now have a mismatched set.

I made my labels in PowerPoint to fit the front of my tubs the red are for ELA and the blue is for Math. Just click the picture below to download your free center tub labels
Free Center Tub Lables

What organizational products do you have planned this summer? I had hoped to also tackle my listening center sets as well, but I ran out of time.  That just might have to wait for next summer.  Luckily, they aren't in that bad of shape.  I really just want to catalog all of my newer sets.

2 comments:

Th Ch said...

Thank you for these free labels! I just printed them out and wanted to know if you could add June and July as well, I teach summer school in June and July and would LOVE for all these labels to coordinate. Once again, thank you for these great labels for organization:)

Tiffani Mugurussa said...

Th Ch I have updated the file and now all 12 months have labels- thanks you for the suggestion. Enjoy!!!

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