Organized Materials

My first day of school was YESTERDAY!!  I was so excited that we started on a Wednesday this year!!  My goal this year is to stay super organized, and stay on top of things so they don't pile up!!

I blogged all about my new way I am planning this year here and I have to say it is working super well so far!!

Today I am excited to share with you all about how I am staying organized in my classroom!!  I am soooo excited because I have a teaching partner this year!  She is AMAZING and a total blessing!!

We have worked together a TON this summer to get ready for our school year, so some of the pictures you see are from both of our rooms!

To help keep my personal weekly copies organized I used this rolling cart from Michaels!  I LOVE it!!  I used it last year to hold my math manipulatives, hence the tags on the right side of the drawers. These awesome tags are from the Target Dollar Spot, and they are white board stickers!  I can erase them and reuse this for something else if this doesn't work!!

I am using the bottom drawer to hold all of my copies I need for the next week as we collect them.  We are SUPER blessed because on Wednesdays MY MOM will be coming into my classroom to help us!!  I am using these awesome copy notes from Just A Primary Girl too!  They are amazing, and will save your life!!

To help students stay organized this year we bought bins to match our classroom colors.  All students in my homeroom will also be in the green bins.  Students in my teaching partner's class will also be in the blue bins.  Then we have their workbooks numbered, and their numbers are also in our coordinating colors.  For their workbooks I made name tags that they are decorating before we use packing tape to attach them to the notebooks.

We're doing the same thing with their notebooks for science, social studies and math.  These bins are in my classroom, so they know exactly where they will put their notebooks.  Plus we have the subjects different colors to help them also know which notebooks should go in which bins.

To help with passing out papers we decided to have one central location for us to return papers to both classes.  We numbered each section with our class colors, and just used numbers.  This way we don't have to do it again next year with names.  The top half is for my partner's class, and the bottom half is my class.  The blue bucket on the top is where we will put their work that needs to be filed.

I hope that you have some awesome organization in your room too!  How do you return student work, or keep it organized until it's time to return it?!  I would love to hear what you do!

Make sure to come back all month where you can find out some more awesome organization tricks from the amazing Hello Sunshine bloggers!


  1. Great ideas Cassandra! I love the pennant signs on your bins. It looks like you'll be super organized this year!
    Crockett's Classroom . . . Forever in Third Grade

    1. Thank you!! I'm super excited for the year! It's going to be a great year!!

  2. Looks like you are in for smooth sailing as far as organization goes. Have a great year!

    1. Thank you!! I'm super excited for the year!

  3. I love how you organized all your different notebooks!