I love organization. I love when everything has its place and there is a place for everything. It makes me feel at peace. However – I am just terrible at it! My solution this year? I am trying to create as much organization as I can NOW because I know I won’t take the time once school starts. Spending hours trolling the internet and typing up cool worksheets is infinitely more interesting than labeling file folders!
So, I thought I would share how I am organizing and hopefully others will share some of their better organizational tips with me. Because as I said before – this is not my forte. Yeah, I know only like three people read my blog but ya’ll are great math teachers so…
I make a file folder for each chapter. In this goes the “planner“, any projects or activities that I would like to do but don’t know which section they will best fit into yet, and a copy of the concepts that I would like to cover.
I make a file folder for every section that I will cover in the book. All of the great ideas that I find I am actually printing off instead of just saving to my ‘puter (sorry trees) and putting in these folders. This time around I am labeling with concepts (mult/divide fractions) instead of chapters so I can easily find WHAT I am looking for in the future.
Other random folders in the box are review games, projects, ideas from math conferences.
Ok – that’s all I’ve got for now! Help!