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I have a homework turn in system that works great for me. Thanks to my old job share partner Jen Holt!! I have clips attached to a tray and they are numbered. When the child turns in their homework they attach their # clip onto the page and drop it in the tray. I can quickly see who hasn't turned in their homework and either ask them for it or put their # on the board so they will bring it the next day.
I also have a notes from home basket in my homework turn in area. The children know to put notes there rather than coming up to me while I am doing morning procedures. I can then read them while they are working quietly on their DOL after lunch count, etc.
Organize your supplies in your cabinets in little baskets easily purchased from the dollar store. Label them so everything is very easy to find. Subs coming in your room and mom or dad helpers will be able to find things very easily too.
Here is a picture of how I organize the weekly spelling words and show the class schedule.
Just for fun... I try to make school fun anyway I can. So much has been taken away from kids over the years ( art in many ways, treats -our district has the healthy kid plan in action, even bulletin board space has changed with the fire code...anyway with all that said...here's how I make just a little thing more fun for the kids. Take something as simple as writing the date each day and make it fun! Believe me they look forward to how it will change each month. I decorate it as creatively as I can each month. Here's the one for Oct.
Pencils are easily organized here:
If you can purchase items to help you more organized, I got these from Lakeshore. Students can easily turn in assignments, or you can store paper etc. with this tray tower.
Also this is where I keep my reading group books and pages I use organized.
This is where the kids turn in their homework.
My dog ate my homework -- hee hee this is where they turn in their homework