Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Organizing Your Lesson Plans

I know many of you are already in summer mode and thinking about next year.  
One of my projects is to organize my monthly binders.  
This is a project I have been working on all year long and I still have some work to do inside the binders.  

I have had my materials in binders for years.  
My biggest problem is refiling everything during the summer.  I spend hours sorting and refiling tons of worksheets.

Some of my binders do not even have covers, just worksheets of something that is in the binders.

However, I took a few minutes this weekend to make some covers for my binders AND

some matching side labels.  Now that looks awesome on my book shelf. 

Inside the binders I have these pocket dividers with all my copies for the week.  I put them right back in the pocket and no more refiling.

Each week I have an outline for the week, this is helpful to me when I am typing up my class website.

Then I have my lesson plans.  All of this is saved on my laptop so next year I hopefully will just need to tweak things a bit. 
I like to put pictures of the books I am reading because I don't have time to read every little note.  I like the visual reminders.

If you would like a copy of my monthly binder covers  click here
This is for sale and I am donating all proceeds from this product to a good cause, JDRF!

More classroom organizing ideas here


  1. I love the idea of having a binder for each month instead of one huge lesson plan binder! I know what I'm going to be working on now...thanks for sharing!

    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

  2. Very organized! I like the monthly binders!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Thanks so much for linking your article into my blog hop on all things organizational. It looks like you've really got an outstanding manner of staying on top of things! LUV the month-by-month approach.

    Debbie Clement
    Rainbows Within Reach

  4. I like your planning ideas! When I clicked on the pictures, so that I could see an enlarged view of your plans, the pictures stay the same size. Please consider posting larger pictures, because you have great ideas. Thanks


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