I am always looking for ways to run my classroom more efficiently. Inspired by this pinterest post of creating a file for each day of the week, I decided I needed to tackle the every growing pile of papers (activities, instructions, worksheets, notes, etc.)
So I created a hanging file folder for every week of the school year. I color coded the folders by a color for each quarter and printed out a numbered label for each week. Then I wrote on them with “vis a vis” markers the week date, so that I can change it every year.
Inside each hanging folder, I will put in a file folder for math, language, and science. Now I can put inside the necessary activities, games, handouts, etc. I can also put in birthday cards filled out ahead of time. For example, instead of holding onto a Fluency Test, that I need to give out at the end of 2nd quarter as well as the end of the year, I can just pop it right into the appropriate week. I am also thinking I won’t need to file the papers away after the week is over. I can just keep the crate as is, update the weeks, and add and subtract as needed, and I am ready for next year! I will keep you updated on how it goes.
I just made some one page visual representations of each of the math common core standards for grades 2-5, here is an example of 3rd grade.