I am a dropper and stacker!
I drop my bags and stack my stuff. Exhibit A: My home office! I sort-of can't believe I am posting this! What on EARTH?! I have been expecting the TV crew from Horders to show up at my home at any minute.
Much better! I still have a few things I want to do in this room, but it is a start!
At school I am better. I still drop and stack, but this is how I have some things organized.
I have a 4 drawer file cabinet where I keep most of my stations. I take a file folder and staple the edges to make a pocket. Then I put the pieces that go with that unit in the file. Because of my habit of putting things away in a hurry, I want to be sure all the pieces are there before I put it in the station bin. I can replace those pieces that are missing. I usually put the pieces in a quart size bag and insert one response sheet so it can be ready for the next time I use it.
I have shared this photo before. This is where I keep most of my card games. [I know I have the Penguin Math Work Stations card in the ELA section. I was taking it down for this week's stations when I realized I wanted to take a picture, so I set it down quickly on the wrong shelf... fail]
No, I do not eat that much frosting. I get the word out in my building that I collect them and they just roll in. 3rd graders bring them, the school nurse...
I just added this storage area. I wanted to be able to find these activities quickly, so I grabbed some tubs. I used my Silhouette to add labels. I need to still get the labels on the Super Sentences and Sequence activities.
I have already blogged about how I organize my Poetry Stations and Writing Work Stations. You can read about that here.
How I have my letter sorts organized are here.
How do I manage stations? You can read that here.
Read about how others organize over at Blog Hoppin!
My final thoughts. I am so excited for tonight!