Having experience teaching preschool through 12th grade (through college practicums and jobs) has a lot of benefits, but when it comes to the amount of materials that I have, it is a bit overwhelming. I have been working hard to get an office organization set up in our house that has all my teaching supplies and materials organized easily. I am currently an inclusion Special Education Teacher for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 6th grade, so I really do not need a lot of my materials at school with me. I also do not have a lot of storage space. My husband is going crazy with the amount of materials that are at home right now.
I want to share with you how I am currently organizing my files of activities. I am horrible about putting things up after using them, so I tend to have huge piles of papers that need to be put in the file cabinet at school before I actually get around to doing it. I wanted to have something easier and more accessible for me at home.
Stackable crates with hanging file folders with easy to read labels are my go to thing right now.
Heather Salsman is a Special Education Inclusion Teacher from Indiana. She blogs at Teaching Through Turbulence about behavior management and differentiation.