Organization Linky Party! Days 2 & 3

I'm doing two days in one. I didn't have pictures yesterday, so I am posting both Day 2 - Literacy Centers
& Day 3- Math

Literacy Centers
I almost all of my supplies in one of my rainbow carts. I really like that everything is immediately accessible, AND that the kids can go get & put away what is needed for the day. I finally labelled all the drawers just a couple months ago. Up until then, I spent a lot of time pulling out one drawer after another (Nope-- not that one.....Nope, not that one! LOL).

I keep Literacy Centers in the left & Math Workstations on the right. Like others, I don't keep papers, skill sheets, etc. in these (except for the top right-- I keep behavior notices & No Homework Slips in that one). Each drawer contains games, & other materials. I usually have a student pull the drawer & take the entire thing to a table. They slide them back in at the end of Workstations.

Here is a picture of two of my workstations: Read the Room & Playdoh Words.
My kiddos LOVE Read the Room. They each get to wear a pair of the funky glasses, put the activity sheet on a clipboard & start searching for words. I program activity sheets to go along with what we are working on. I might have them look for Short a words, nouns (& list them in columns for person, place, or thing) , or adjectives, for example.

  
In the Playdoh Words drawer, I keep mats for the playdoh & all the other supplies needed. I purchased my stampers from Lakeshore Learning. This is a favorite station for my class.






I use lots of sight word & skill card games in my classroom. We have tons of UNO, Go Fish, & Old Maid Sight Word games. I keep each game in a baggie & all the sight word games are in one drawer. Skill games like Antonyms, Synonyms, Compound Word, & Homophones are all in another drawer.


At the beginning of the week, I choose the games we'll be using & hang each baggie on a thumbtack I've placed by the station it will be played. I just started that this year, & it has worked out wonderfully!

I also have some stationary workstations: Listening Center and Computers.




Math Materials
All of my manipulatives are housed on these two shelves. I've recently moved them from a different shelf & haven't moved their labels yet (they're all on the end rather than the side). My Everyday Math game boards are in a file stacker on top of the shelf. That little tray you see on the bottom that looks like it's full of trash? That's where we put construction paper scraps. lol


In addition to the Everyday Math Game materials, I also have other games I've made or collected along the way. These are in my rainbow cart (& some still in my closet that I need to move to the cart).
The top drawer is where I keep our Purple Papers (behavior notices) & Pink Sheets (No Homework Forms).


I have really enjoyed reading everyone else's organization methods & hints. I've found a few ideas I'm going to start using in my room too! Now it's your turn to share! Head on over to Mrs. Patton's Patch & join in the fun!



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Daily Organization

Mrs. Patton over at Mrs. Patton's Patch, is hosting an organization week Linky Party! Though I'm not the most organized person, I thought I'd jump in and share! Today is Daily Organization.

 I have 3 of these in my classroom. I use two to organize my math & literacy workstation materials,  & use one for my daily organization.
Sears 34004 - 10-Drawer Organizer
It's a 10 drawer cart, so I can actually organize for two weeks! I labelled the drawers Monday thru Friday (can't say enough about labels, by the way!!). I just toss things in the day's drawer (which is probably not the most organized--- but it works for me!), then I take next day's items out of the drawer the night before & stack them on my desk for the next morning.

Can't wait to read about everyone else's organization tips! Head on over & join the fun!



Welcome!

After doing a LOT of blogstalking, I have decided to jump in.
Hello blogging world!