My Day Would Be Chaos Without…
My Grade Level Shelves!
This is one little corner of the room I am not sure if I have shared. My grade level shelves are pretty self-explanatory. See them nice and bare and ready to go for the school year under the color wheel?
Each grade level is assigned a shelf. This is where I keep all of the materials I will need for that grade level’s lesson. On these shelves I keep paper, tracers, special supplies for the lesson like a compass or black colored pencils. I also keep examples to show the student, visual libraries, etc. During the very busy days (see my schedule here) I can quickly grab what I need without fumbling at all. This system has worked for me for all of my years of teaching and I honestly don’t know other way to operate that would work better. At the beginning of the week I cut ALL of the paper for the week, take off things on these shelves we no longer need and “stock up” for the week’s lessons. Once I’ve done it, usually it will last me the whole week and I can forget about it!
What I don’t keep on these shelves is paint (that says on the counter by the sink) and lesson plans. My lesson plans for each grade level stay in my expanding file folder. Read more about that handy little fellow right here.
How do you organize your grade level supplies?