How to Keep Frequently Used Papers Organized for Classroom Students
 
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Organizing Frequently Used Papers
Organizational Tips for K-12 Classroom Teachers - U.S. History - World History - Graphic Organizers - Attendance
 
 
Organizing frequently used printables 
 
Here is an inexpensive way to organize frequently used papers. 

We picked up this cute magazine rack for a few dollars at Ikea.  (We've also seen magazine bins at the dollar store.) 

The point is that you don't have to spend a fortune. 

The folders were cheap, too (we love clearance sales).  These folders feature the popular teen show "Gossip Girl." 

Don't be afraid to use stuff that your students like. 

It's a great icebreaker when kids go to get their stuff from a Twilight, Justin Bieber, or Transformers folder.
 
Directions:
 
Create folders for the handouts that your students (and you) use most frequently.  These might be daily journal sheets or standard grading rubrics.  Instead of asking you for a sheet, students go to the bin which you've conveniently placed somewhere in the classroom.  You might even want to create a bin like this to keep on your desk for your own frequently used papers.
 
 
Do It Cheaper:
 
  • In the photograph, we used a cute bin from Ikea.  But you could just as easily use an old cardboard box, a shoebox, or an old wooden drawer.  Reusing and recycling are in, so take full advantage.
  • Reuse old folders.  At the end of the year, they'll be beat-up looking no matter what...so why spend a lot of money?
  • There's no need to waste money on expensive printer labels.  If your folders are not light enough for you to write directly on them, write the subject of the folder on a piece of paper, then tape or glue the paper to the folder.