By Teachers, For Teachers
This is my first summer off in a long time and I have been trying to keep the boys and I busy. We have spent 2 weeks in NJ and 2 weeks taking swimming lessons. In addition to spending time with my boys, I have been thinking a lot about my classroom.
A few months ago, I shared with you the different classroom binders that I use to help me stay organized. I thought it might help some of the other special education teachers out there if I showed you what is in mine and how I am going to make some changes this year.
One of my favorite parts of my binder is my pens and sticky notes. I put Velcro in the inside of my binder and then Velcro on some pens. That way, I would always have pens with me. I also found sticky notes at the local dollar store that are hole punched and able to go into the binder.
My binder consists of a few different sections.
Teacher Schedules: This section contains all of the schedules for the teachers I work with and for the paraprofessionals that work with the students on my case load.
Student Schedules: This section contains all of the schedules for my students.
Calendar: In this section I keep a yearly school district calendar, but I also have a monthly calendar. Last year I got a great calendar from Kindergarten Works. Best part was, it was Free!!
Lesson Plans: This section is huge for me! I plan not only for what I am doing during each particular time in the day, but also what the paraprofessionals are doing. I divide this section into smaller sections by the time of day. Then each one of those sections has it’s own lesson plan sheet.
Standards: This is the section where a keep a “cheat” sheet of all the standards for each grade level I teach.
Students Information: This section houses student information sheets and any other pertinent information.
Parent Contact: This sections contains all parent contact information. I have an individual log sheet for each student.
Meetings: This sections contains notes and handouts from different meetings I attend throughout the year.
Important Information: This section is pretty much a catch all for all the papers that are in my mailbox (music program schedules, no bullying program information, etc) that I need to be able to keep my hands on.
Well, that about sums it up. I made new covers and some new forms for my notebook next year and wanted to share them.
Share your Back to School binder plans and resources in the comments section!