Tip of the Day: Organization Chart


Keeping organized is always a struggle for the students.  One small thing I have done to try and combat this is to have a chart handy for them to reference when cleaning their desks.  You wouldn't think that it would make a huge difference, but it really has!  The students have access to this chart both hanging on the wall AND in their procedure manual.  Each day, when we go to clean up the room, the check their desks to make sure they are clean and tidy...and match the chart.

In the 14 years I have been hanging a desk chart on my wall, I have to say that there are only a handful of students who EVER have a messy desk. 

(Extra points, anyone care to guess where I made my chart???  :) )

Head on over to Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies to read about more organizational tips.

9 comments

  1. Great idea! Did you make your chart at Vista Print? :)

    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  2. I did Lorraine! How did you guess??? I LOVE Vista Print...seriously, can't get enough. I have turned several of my teaching colleagues into addicts as well. :)
    ~Steph

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  3. I'm TOADally addicted to Vista Print!!!!!! Great minds think alike!:)

    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  4. I have awarded you The Liebster Award! Go to http://teachingmycalling.blogspot.com/2011/12/liebster-award.html to claim your award.

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  5. This idea works so well in my 5th grade class. I use a photo of an organized desk and have it posted in the classroom. I also project it through my LCD projector when we clean desks and it has made a huge difference.

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  6. Love this chart! I can think of a few students who could use this to help them organize!

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  7. oooo...brilliant idea, as always!! I really love these kind of visuals in the classroom. Lemme guess, Vistaprint?! Happy New Year!!
    Kristen :)

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  8. Great idea, also a Vista print addict love making my visuals look awesome without costing a fortune!

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  9. I love it! I'm going back to first and will definitely use this idea. Thanks a bunch, I'm your newest follower :)
    ☼Libby
    Dual Kinder Teacher

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