Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Optimum Organization - Calendar and Desks

I love organizing and therefore I've been waiting all week for this linky party!
Please join Kristin and Elizabeth for

My calendar is one that is laminated and you can write directly on it.
I love it because I don't need to worry about finding small calendar numbers
figuring out patterns to use.
The kids enjoy filling in their birthdates and other special school events.
This calendar has been in my room for about 10 years now.
I'm going to change it next year by getting a smaller one because
I need more room for math vocabulary.

Shoe Boxes in Desks:

This is a little tip that has helped to keep our desks organized.
Each student is given a plastic shoe box.
All of their supplies go in it!
You will need to occasionally have a cleaning day
so the kids can clean out the box.

Also, make sure you get a size that fits in your classroom desks.
Not all sizes fit.

Be sure to link up and share your own ideas!


  1. I love the shoe box idea for student desks. I plan to do this next year, such a great idea!


  2. I love the shoe box idea!! My kids are always trying to cram their things inside our little pencil boxes.

    Thank you for sharing!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  3. Oh my goodness...I never realized a shoe box would fit in a desk perfectly. Heading to school tomorrow to test one out. This is brilliant! Thank you so much for linking up :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  4. The shoe box idea is so, so smart! I've tried smaller baskets, but never thought of a shoebox! Thanks for linking up with us :) :)

  5. I've seen the kitty litter pans in the desk idea but didn't like how it took up the whole the shoebox idea! Never thought of it!

    Now I have to go buy $30 worth of shoe boxes though... ;)

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason