Messy filing cabinets are a very real part of my teaching past. I never had a really good system for organizing my teaching materials and so they ended up in a file that I always intended to refer back to, but...I swear that filing cabinet had it's own life!
This year we have been kicked out of our classrooms during planning times/specials because we have other classes using our rooms for Spanish. That filing cabinet situation became an even bigger challenge with this development. My awesome colleague down the hall suggested I try out binders. She was totally right! These babies are awesome!
I have only three binders. They are big. They are sturdy. Each binder contains all of my teaching materials (other than center activities) for each Trimester. They are bulky, but definitely not too big to take one out of the classroom for my planning period or to take one home for some Netflix/couch inspired planning.
One sheet protector for each standard. Simple.
Inside each sheet protector, I store all of my goodies related to that standard. This has made my planning a breeze!
I LOVE this system! Have you tried binders in your classroom? Do you have another organization tip?