When you have work tasks coming out of your ears – you need a good system for keeping track of it all. If you don’t have a great system you will (1) not know what tasks you have (2) not be able to find the right task when you need it (3) have your tasks all smushed and smashed and they will get ruined and (4) you might accidentally remake things you already have. Nobody has time for that. No way. Our time is valuable and having a system for organizing your tasks will prevent any wasted seconds.
Here is how I organize my file folder tasks. I love file folder activities. They are space efficient, durable, and can be used to teach a wide range of tasks. I have the most matching and sorting file folder tasks so I keep those in file cabinets. I label the file cabinets and make sure to label all of the file tabs so it’s easy to find tasks quickly.
My file folder tasks that are on more specific themes, skills, or topics are stored in this cardboard file holder. It’s perfect because it only fits about 5-8 tasks in each container and they fit right in. I like to store certain tasks separately because they don’t fit in to the matching or sorting category. These are the tasks I will want to find quickly to target a specific skill. Tasks in here are sequencing, wh- questions, life skills, associations, feature/function, animals, weather, rhyming, grammar, alphabet, counting, and behavior.