Every year it seems like I try a different way of keeping all of my planning and meeting materials accessible and organized. I have yet to find a method that works perfectly for me, but I've seen around blog land that a lot of teachers are just using one LARGE binder for everything and drag that with them everywhere. So, I'm going to give it a shot this year.
I bought a 2" lime green binder from Staples--I'm hoping 2" will be big enough! I also got the plastic tab dividers that have the pockets, stick on tabs to divide things within a section, and one of those organizer pouches to hold my pens, highlighters, calculator, ruler, etc. (green of course). As you may already know, I just LOVE office supplies, so working on this binder and planning it out is making my heart sing!
Anyway, here is the cover I created for my binder. I'm pretty proud of it! :o)
I found the quote on the bottom on pinterest way back when. I just love it :o) I thought it went well with the idea of an everything binder.
I hope to show some photos of the binder once I have all of my sections figured out and put together. For now, I know I need a section for meetings (PLC, faculty, ELA committee), planning pages, parent contact/communication, professional development, pacing charts/curriculum maps...and that's as far as I've gotten.
Sooo, what do you use to keep yourself organized? Any pointers?