Sarah Reynolds

Classroom Organization- Teaching Binder

Discussion created by Sarah Reynolds on Sep 4, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 3, 2016 by Taylor Howell

Every summer when school starts back I try to get organized and make my classroom look organized and inviting.  I spend hours on Pinterest looking up ideas.  I wanted to share the result of all my searching.  Maybe my post might help you out or give you new ideas.  I will try to explain in detail what each picture is showing.  This post is all about my Teaching Binder:


The picture is showing you my Teaching binder that I created this year.  I use this for my day to day activities.  The pictures to come will show and explain in detail.  I bought the binder at Target and found the binder cover and side sheet on a free Teachers pay Teachers labels.

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The picture below is what my teaching binder looks like inside.  I have a pencil case that I keep a red pen, blue pen, black pen, highlighter, pencil, and a jump drive.  I also got a 5- tab divider that I  labeled- Lesson plans, Calendar, grades, To Do, and Class Lists.  I bought both at Target. 

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The picture below is inside my teaching binder.  My first tab is my teaching binder.  It is my lesson plans.  I have a word document I use to type all my lesson plans off and put them in my binder.  This allows quick access to remind me what's going on and what's coming up in lessons.

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The picture below is our chapter FFA calendar.  I print off the whole year calendar and give it to every FFA student at the beginning of the year.  I have this as my second tab so I can remember what FFA events are coming up.

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The picture below is my Grades tab.  I like to have a paper copy of them just in case, but also so I can write them down and then enter them online when I have time.  I also highlight the grade after I enter it so that when I inevitably have students turn things in late I can remember to enter that grade because it won't be highlighted. 

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The picture below is my To Do tab.  I update it every week with a day to day list of everything I need to get done.  I also put under this tab a list of my IEP students and my students addresses so I can send home "Student Success" cards.

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The picture below is my Class Lists.  I put my seating chart for each class here so I can easily take attendance and it is great for when substitute teachers are here.

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I hope this might help people who are looking for ideas to organize.  I will have another post soon on how I organize/decorate my classroom.