Back-to-school: classroom organization tips

School will be back in session before you know it and that means gearing up for another year of expanding young minds. You, of course, want to make sure that your classroom is organized , so that you are best equipped to have the best school year ever, but as they say that is easier said than done. Getting your classroom organized is not as hard as it may seem because with the right school furniture and some creative ideas, you will have the most organized classroom in the entire school. Here are some tips for getting your classroom organized this upcoming school year.

What is old – can be reused!

One of the most overlooked ways of organizing your classroom is reusing items that you already have, says Scholastic. There are tons of items you will come across both in your classroom and your everyday life that can be reworked into great organizing items for your classroom, including:

  • Tissue boxes: There are endless reasons you may keep old plastic shopping bags in your classroom whether you need them for transporting projects home or gym clothes, but all those bags can quickly clutter up your space. When you have empty tissue boxes, rather than recycle them, use them as plastic bag storage containers. Not only will they keep the bags all neatly in one place, they are decorative too!
  • Soda cartons: Those six- or twelve-pack soda cartons are perfect for placing on student work stations for storing supplies all in one place with quick access. You can even decorate the outside with a little wrapping paper, quick and easy.
  • Mittens: Having scissors left around your classroom can be dangerous for your students, so you need a place where they can be safely stored. Gather up some old mittens, or buy some from your local dollar store, and hang them on a line. Then you can place the scissors, sharp side down, in the mittens and you instantly have scissor guards!

Keeping yourself sane

Organizations doesn’t just occur before the school year starts, you need projects that will help you to stay organized all year long. The Classroom Creative shared one great project that will save you a lot of headaches later, and that is the Turn – it – in – bin. Simply take any hanging file folder bin and hang a file folder for each student in your class with their name on it. That way, when students turn their work in, they know to turn it in to their assigned folder and you don’t end up with a giant, messy pile of papers on your desk where something can easily get misplaced.

Of course, there are plenty of options with regards to school furniture that can help you stay organized with shelving and bins that you can easily label, so that everything you need to do your job has its place. The start of a new school year is an exciting time and when you are organized you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you will be in the best position to take on the new year right!

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