Happy Summer friends! I hope you all have been resting, relaxing and recharging! I have been doing lots of that too. Now that July has started my mind is starting to get into school mode. I always like to work on some organization projects over the summer. Last year I re-did my WHOLE classroom library system! You can read all about that library makeover here.
I saw a picture like this on target and immediately texted my teacher BFF. She told me she JUST got the same boxes and I need to grab all I could find!
So I grabbed alll that I could. *** Update- You can find these cases on Amazon. This is my affiliate link. I get a small commission if you purchase the cases from using this link. Iris slim project cases
I found those project boxes at Target back in June. They were on clearance so they were not too pricey at all. I like to have my monthly themes together so I knew that is how I wanted to organize each box.
I went through the files, threw away what I multiple copies of and what I never used! Most stuff is on my computer so, if I do need something again I know I have a digital copy. Here is a picture of what can fit inside the box.
Since school starts at the end of August around here I knew this box would only have a few files for now. Most of these items are things I use the first few weeks of school.
Then, OF COURSE, I had to create some super cute covers for the front of the box!
I ran out of double stick tape, so I plan to tape the cover to the case so they don't get lost or fall out.
I decided that I wanted to have the themes I teach that month listed also. Just to make it easier for me.
This year I am going with a rainbow chevron theme so the covers had to match my alphabet and number posters I have made. 🙂
Until I move all my stuff into my new classroom, I am keeping the boxes in a crate. When they get to school I plan to put them into my file cabinet.
SOO much neater and more organized than my hanging files from years past! Just LOOK at the pile I threw away! Whew.
If you like these covers I made a set with just the month names on them. Scroll down and click on the link!
You can grab them by clicking right here.
I hope this post has given you a good idea of one way to keep your files organized and neat. I would love to hear about how you store your files in your classroom too! What works for you?