Okay I’m linking up with Blog Hoppin’ to share a few time saving tips. Mine are not that spectacular.
The first one is this baby from Lakeshore.
I plan for the next week on each Thursday. I end up staying at school late and making all of my activity sheets, charts, copies, story problems, etc. I place them all in my bins and I’m all set. I love it because I’m not taking my entire planning time looking for something I need. I even place my read alouds in the bins.
Then on Friday after school I take out any of the extra copies, directions, patterns, whatever I used that week and place it in a file folder. I label the folder with the week’s date then put the folder in my file cabinet. This helps so much for the next year because I can see everything I used and I don’t have to hunt for copies or try and remember what we did during that week! I’ve been doing this for the last three years and it saves me so much time!
The second one is my word wall.
I couldn’t find a close up picture but if you follow me on Instagram then you’ve seen it.
Every year I’m always taking the cards down and inevitability the paper gets torn, or it fades. So this summer I got my wonderful mother to make quilted squares. I staple-gunned them up and now all I have to do is put my words up using a push pins and BAM!!!! no drama, no more changing the paper each year!
Lastly is my Assessment binder. This little baby goes with me everywhere. During the beginning of the year I stock it with running record forms, progress monitoring sheets, ABC charts, sight word charts, anything I need for assessments during the year. Mid year I check my supplies again and re-stock anything I’m running short on. So all I have to do is grab and go!
I hope I’ve provided you with some useful tips! Don’t forget to link up with Blog Hoppin’ and don’t forget to enter the fabulous contest!