Welcome back to school y'all! I just finished my first week and I'm so pooped. It's nothing like back to school teacher tired. But today I had to pull it together and give a little more to share some cool tips with all of you. I'm linking up with some amazing edubloggers to share 5 "Tidy Tips" for staying organized this school year.
TIDY TIP # - Make a Pencil Cup to host all classroom pencils. You can grab my Pencil Cup Freebie to help you out this school year. This cup will be where all students return their pencils at the end of the day. I like the sharpen pencils that evening before I leave out the door. So I don't have to hear that pesky pencil sharpener in the morning.
TIDY TIP #- Create Tidy Tubs for each table, this will cut down on the extra out of seat movement to and from the classroom trash can. Each table or group has their own "Tidy Tub" and the Tidy Team Captain is responsible for emptying and checking the group after each activity and at the end of the day. You can grab my FREE labels here.
TIDY TIP # Assign a Tidy Team Captain for the classroom or each table. I like to designate one person per table or group to be in charge of the overall tidiness of the table. You can probably clearly identify those students within the first week of school. They are excited to clean or always keep their areas looking great!
TIDY TIP #- Purchase a bag of wrapped candies, erasers, or other small treats. Attach one to a Tidy Desk card and reward students who keep clean desks. Over the years, I've moved away from having desks so I like to use Tidy Cards for their clean cubbies or caddies. Be creative! Your class will love this and many will work hard to get the next randomly chosen "tidy treat cards"!
TIDY TIP #- Make your copies for at least 2 to 3 weeks. I love to make my copies after school when there is not a long line. Be sure to organize your materials and copy away without the dreaded pressure of glaring teachers trying to rush you in the morning before the bell rings! Try using these cute copy clips to help "tidy" your desk or table as you prepare for your big COPY it all day!
So that's it folks! I loving sharing tidy tips to keep teachers organized and ready for the school year. Thanks for stopping and feel free to enter the Amazing Giveaway hosted by Laura @ Create Digital Clipart & sponsored by myself and 50 other edublogger friends! You have a chance to win a TpT gift card and tons of Resources.
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