but HELLO HAPPY when it does!
away from home and I remind them often that one of their
jobs is to keep their “room” clean. Ha!
and their spaces clean, organized and running smoothly!
Teach Students How To Be Organized
hot mess to me! I teach my class that everything has a home
and there is a home for everything. And…we need to
keep our house tidy because you never know when
company is going to come! Ha!
to keep things in their desks. We stack our folders and journals
on one side with our supply boxes on top. The books
students are reading go on the other side.
Find A Place For The Little Stuff
the clearance aisles and even garage sales to collect these
little gems so I always have a secret stash in my cupboard for
students who need one.All of the “small stuff”, crayons,
glue sticks, scissors etc. “live” in the supply box.
Organize On Top As Well As Inside
in groups we call teams. Each team has a table box.
We keep important odds and ends students use
on a daily basis in these.
Use Foam Shapes As Coasters
temperatures can climb well into the 100’s. My students
often bring frozen or ice filled water bottles. I like them to
be able to drink water whenever they want to
can make a BIG SOPPY MESS! Here’s a simple solution
each student’s desk. Students know that this is where their
water bottle lives. Since my teams are color coded
each table gets the coaster that matches their team color.
Make Neatness Part of Your Daily Routine
of their desk and floor to make sure everything is tidy and
picked up. I make a big fuss over how nice each team’s
space looks and what a fresh start
they’ll have the next morning!
Acknowledge Your Students Efforts
Acknowledge your students’ clean desks and organized spaces.
Download these FREE Desk Fairy Coupons!
and bright ideas you can use in your classroom!
the link-up below and choose a topic/grade level that interests you!
Classroom Management board on Pinterest!