This week... I cleaned up ALL my files. I went through every unit tub, every letter file, every word family, and every math game. It took days!
Here is what I did...
1. I put each skill into an expandable file. It is each to keep all the parts together and put in and out of the filing cabinet.
2. I made sure each skill (and its parts) was labeled. For fractions, I made sections for wholes, equal parts, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4.
3. I put only a few copies of each activity in the files with a paper clip. I recycled all those loose and extra papers. (This saved me a TON of room!)
4. I put all hands on components like games behind the copies in the expandable files.
I was so happy to have this done... and so happy that it will be easier to keep up with these files in the future. I know there will be many changes with the Common Core rolling out, so I knew this was a perfect time to do this!
Do you use expandable files to organize your files?