I wish I could bring this organization obsession home with me but I sometimes can’t. My classroom is WAY more organized than my home. I’ve been on all time organizing high this school year. I think it’s because with our case loads are getting bigger and bigger we need to be more efficient than ever. And organization = efficiancy. Either that or I’m just crazy.
So I thought I’d link up with 4th Grade Frolic‘s ‘Monday Made It’ to let you into the mind of a self diagnosed OOD (organization obsession disorder).
My other recent obsession that has been melding with my organization issues is chevron. It’s super trendy and I don’t care. I hopped on the chevron band wagon and I don’t want to get off. I think I’ve spent too much time on pinterest probably. I didn’t really realize this obsession until my friend was looking through my pinterest boards yesterday and asked if the chevron pattern had any special meaning related to autism because I had so many chevron things pinned. I had to embarrassingly admit that I just thought it was cute and that was it …
I did all my binders this year in a chevron theme. But the gloriousness of these binders doesn’t end with their adorable exterior – it’s the inside amazingness that matters.
Teacher Binder: contains everything from lesson plans to IEP goal minutes to blanks to collaboration logs. I got these awesome divider tabs at a conference and just printed up some labels and taped them on top!
Student Reading Data Binder: Here I store everything related to reading. The Rigby Assessments, Baer tests we do for spelling, any blank forms/assessments related to reading, and this is where I will be store my vocabulary data as well (I literally JUST posted this on TpT and am super pumped – I’ll be doing a post on this soon! It’s 150 vocab words – enough to last you the whole year!)
Reading Data Binder: This binder goes at the reading station and has all the data sheets and goal info what each student works at this center. This center is run by an aide. For each goal, I have a goal sheet with everything written out followed by the data sheets.
Schedule Binders: I have two schedule binders. One keeps all of the numbers for my table time independent work system (the one I lovingly call the most space efficient and organized work tasks system) – we keep the numbers in baseball card holders. So easy.
The other schedule binder keeps all of our master schedules for my kiddos who have weekly written schedules, any monthly calendar pieces for our calendar binder work, and extra schedule pieces for my kids who are the color coded daily schedule (also keep in baseball card holders).
Now that I’m aware of my weird chevron urges, I’m going to try to cut back. Promise. Except for the patterns that are suuuuuper cute 🙂
eeeek: totally didn’t realize my fluency data binders are chevron too….
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