I hope all of you are having a wonderful Monday, and are off to a great week! I have three quick, and easy management strategies for you today. Yay!
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It looks a bit different now, however, the idea is still the same. There is one basket for homework, one for Daily Take-Home Folders, and one for me, Mrs. Copeland :) Students know that any and all papers that are for me, go in the "Mrs. Copeland" basket. I refuse to take ANY papers from students. While students are working on their morning work, I check through the basket, and sort into "Needs a Response" and "FYI." Seriously, easy! I'll try to take a picture of how it really looks tomorrow!
The last two schools I've taught at, have had hooks for backpacks. It took me all of about 1 day to discover that there needed to be a little method to the madness. To remedy, I number each hook, and students place their backpacks on the hook that corresponds to their class number.
BONUS - My class is on a 6-day special rotation. This means, we don't always go to the same special every Monday, and so on. Once used to it, it's not hard to keep track of, however, it can be a bit daunting if you don't have it memorized, or have a sub. In the above picture, you can see I used an arrow and some velcro, and rotated the arrow around. This year, instead on putting it on my door, I have it on my whiteboard, and use a colorful magnet that moves depending on the day.
Have a great week!