Time to be honest. We deal with a lot of paperwork. Yep, I said it. I
let our secret out. IEPs, FIEs, BIPs, progress monitoring, data
collection on IEP goals and objectives... it all requires paperwork, and
that's just on a slow day.
On top of their desk is the schedule and on the front board we flip a chart that tells the student what day it is. Every morning, students change out their special and tell us where they are going.
IEP Progress Monitoring Rings, a First Then board, sight word pockets, and other random supplies.
Not only does it help me visually (I mean, I can just grab a color and know it's the correct student), but having these binders readily available helps me with impromptu, and even scheduled, meetings with parents.
[FREE] Parent Contact Binder too.
PCL, I simply laminated pieces of cardstock... which you can laminate construction paper too, it's just not as sturdy.
binder - or at least I try to remember to. Mostly for parent phone calls and parent meetings (since there is a record of email and ARD meetings).
I know it seems super easy and like all you need to do is go buy colored bins... which is half the battle. On the other hand, you have to implement the use of them in your classroom and teach your students their color. I also have a specific name for each "bin," which students need to learn for following directions (i.e., "go put that in your bin" versus "go put that in your box").
How do organize "the mess" in your classroom?