Class Website Permission Slip - This is an example of a permission slip you can use in your class. It has three permission slips in one. It covers blogging, pictures, and student publications.
Truly organizing my classroom was the best thing I did for my space. Once it is organize your space it is so easy to keep clean and in order. Below are some pictures of the work I've completed. I am constantly tackling more organization projects in my class, so I will try to keep the pictures updates. One of the best things about getting everything in order is that my students are picking up on these behaviors. They know there is a place for everything and they (for the most part) put things where they go. Down time with materials and cleaning have been cut in half with the class being in a functioning order. The students can participate in handing out materials and cleaning up work areas if there is a neat and orderly room.
This is a picture of my classrooms materials cabinet. It is organized and everything has place. I keep ALL the student materials in this cabinet - Including markers, colored pencils, scissors, note cards, highlighters, rulers, sticky notes and all the others things we use. The students can get materials from the cabinet as they need. It eliminates almost everything from the students’ desks. I have material managers as part of my classroom jobs, so if materials are needed for a whole group activity the material managers distribute and collect them.
This is my math resource cabinet. I store all my math resources here. My rule is always put it back if I take it out. I NEVER misplace things this way! I have a cabinet like this for science and writing too.
These two pictures show how I store my science materials. Science materials can get messy, but these white buckets and clear containers help eliminate all the small clutter. The students can even locate materials with it being this orderly. In the morning when students are coming in I may ask them to help me set up for science class. A simple sticky note with a list of the things I need is enough for the students to find them and get them for me. Fabulous time saver!
This is where I store students' math centers. It's great for planning because I can go to these drawers when working on a specific concept. These drawers have different types of games and activites the students can get and start work on.