Organize Your Classroom – Easy Ideas and a Helpful Resource

Classroom Organization Tips - Tubs for CentersI’m sharing my best tips for teachers looking to organize their classrooms! My new way of storing my centers has changed my life and my students love it too!

I’m excited to introduce a new resource that I recently uploaded on TPT. These editable black and white labels are perfect for organizing your classroom. You can click the picture below to see them on TPT.

I have these glorious shelves above my cubbies. Don’t you love the word glorious? Ha ha. I really do love them though but they have always looked like a mess no matter how hard I tried to keep them organized.

Like this… ugh….

and this… yuck….

I had previously tried to organize them with monthly labels. I had centers and activities that went along with August placed above that label and so forth. The whole system just wasn’t working. I realized that the easiest way to fix this was to get some matching tubs from the Dollar Tree. Of course, they were just a dollar each.

I laid 33 tubs out on the floor and started removing all of my activities from their original boxes. (Unless they were super nice or wooden ones which I stored elsewhere.) I placed each activity in a plastic storage bag and labeled them appropriately. Then I put like bags together in each tub. This helped me figure out exactly what labels I would need and how many tubs I would need for each one. I spent a lot of time working on this during the kids’ indoor recess time and they loved to help me wipe out the old containers and sort.

I have always used primary colors in my classroom so I wanted some simple black and white labels to place on them. After a quick search, I couldn’t find what I was looking for so I made some using my favorite KG fonts. I think I’m a little addicted to her fonts! 🙂

I’m finished and so proud of the final look. It makes me smile every time I look in that corner of my classroom!

Anyways, I love how they turned out and think they will work in a variety of grade levels. I included every label I could think of for supplies and centers, but made them editable in case I forgot something you needed.

How much better does it look now? I am slowly adding the labels to supplies around my room and so pleased with the final result.

You can click on the pictures below to grab your own set!

Let me know in the comments how you organize your classroom!

Looking for more ideas? Head here for my classroom tour!

Pencils to Pigtails Classroom Tour

 

Happy Mommy-ing & Teaching this week friends!

 

 

 

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