The Organized Teacher

3

We know you’ve all experienced that one teacher that misplaced one of your assignments or eve lost it due to lack of organization. Well, we say no more! Teachers need a little bit of help sometimes too, and if we help them, they’ll be able to help their students! Many people tend to be disorganized, and it happens to the best of us, sadly. Sometimes we’re just not the best at keeping up with everything and making sure everything is neat and tidy, because who has the time for that?! Well today, we’re here to help with a few organizational tips for teachers instead of the students! These tips will help keep the classroom organized and help our teachers relieve a little bit of stress!

4

Now, these tips are mainly going to be aimed for elementary level teachers, because that’s where the skills are taught first. Once the kids learn organization from their teachers at that age, they’ll be able to be all neat and tidy all on their own when they’re older. To help teachers stay organized, we are going to put some accountability onto the students. This way, everyone is learning and helping each other out. This can be done by making sure each student has color-coded, labeled folders for each subject and category. Then, every time there is a paper to be put away, the teacher can tell them exactly which folder to put it in. That way, the next time the teacher asks for that paper, and the student says’ “I can’t find mine,” the teacher will be able to say that she told everyone to put it in the green social studies folder. This will help the students learn organization while helping out the teacher as well.

766a0411d107b71f92a6af9a6a469be0

Source

Next, we can help organize your attendance and homework routine for those early mornings. If the students have color-coded folders like suggested, they should have one that is specifically for homework. They can put their homework in it at the end of the day and take it home, then bring it in the next day in the same folder. If you have a large cubby space that has enough room for each student, then this tip will be perfect for taking attendance and checking who’s done their homework. Every morning when the students come, make sure they know to drop off their homework folder into their designated cubby, with their completed homework sheets on top of the folder. This way after everyone has arrived, you can just look over to the cubby area and see who is here and who did their homework. This will help the students to actually do their homework on time, because they know you’ll see it first thing in the morning. We’re probably upsetting a lot of 8 year olds that dread doing homework, but this time it’s all about the teachers!

//

Thank you for being an A.Clore Interiors Blog reader…..

Don’t forget: you can find us on Facebook – “like” us to keep up with the latest and greatest!

You can always find more design inspiration on our Pinterest and Instagram pages!

Connect with us on Google+ and LinkedIn

Visit our Website for more information on what we are about and how interior design can change your life!

Screenshot 2015-01-19 10.06.31

Back to School with Organized Style

0001-50358534

It’s just about that time of the year. Summer is almost over and it’s already time for Back to School! What lies ahead? Schedules, sports practices and games, homework, lunches, events, meetings, we can go on and on. When it comes to a smooth running home, being organized for back to school is very important. These back to school organizing tips are sure to help! Whether you need a spot to hold all the papers, a daily organizing system to keep track of everything, homework help, or even help tackling Mount Rushmore, we have some great tips that will get you and your home organized before and after school starts!

No matter how old your children are, they could all use a few helpful organizational tips to get through this school year! The older ones can help make sure the younger ones stay on track, and Mom and Dad can be the control center of it all!

6200e8a4f46eb79dfd86ba7edc18e746

To start off, we have a few ways to help your elementary level students keep everything in tact this year. If your kids haven’t started school already, then it’s definitely time to get your plans together, because school is right around the corner! To help you and your family plan for school, we suggest a back to school chart or family command center to help keep everyone on the same page. This chart will list all of the supplies needed, everyone’s set schedule, tasks for each person, and a check for everything that has already been completed. This will make sure that everyone knows what has already been done and what needs to be done. You can get a large chalkboard and hang it in the kitchen or the entryway so that everyone can always see it. Make sure to let the kids participate, and have them check off each task they complete. If you have middle school aged students as well, we have some tips for their back to school preparation, too! Middle school is a big transition from high school, and we’d like it keep it as smooth as possible. To help get them ready for this change, we think they deserve their own space; don’t you think? Instead of doing their homework at the kitchen table with the younger ones, they can have their own desk space in their room! This tip goes for high school kids as well. At this age, they should be able to have their own workspace that they can organize on their own and decorate how they please. This year before school starts, make sure everyone has their own space to feel comfortable while they’re studying and doing homework! Photo Source

192b3693161ff82187d91c11e5894c2c

Next, you’ll need to know what to do after school officially starts! We don’t want all of your organizational skills to go down the toilet a week into the school year, so we’re going to help you keep everything organized for the long haul. First, we’ll start with what to do for the younger ones. We know at this age it’s extremely easy to lose track of all their papers, pencils, and projects, so we have a simple solution: create a homework station. The homework station is simply a table that has a tray with holders for everything they might need to complete their work. The holders would have pencils, pens, markers, highlighter, extra paper, scissors, erasers, and a stapler. This way the kids won’t have any reason to get up from the table until they are completely done! Everything that everybody needs is at the station, so there should be no reason to leave! Photo Source

305d80c7247acad270b925affcb555f6

Once school has started for your older kids, they will be a little bit more self-sufficient than the younger ones. Because they have their own space and know exactly what they’re supposed to be doing, hopefully they can be organized on their own, but if that’s not the case, we have a couple tips for them as well! Once school starts, make a set family schedule that everyone can see and follow. The schedule should include everyone’s daily duties to complete when they get home from school. If one of the older ones needs to take little Johnny to soccer practice and make sure he finishes his homework, then that would be on the schedule. Anything and everything that needs to get done on a daily basis can be put on the schedule so that everyone is aware of what they should be doing. The schedule will help put your mind at ease a little and make sure everyone is on the same page. Photo Source

Whether you like it or not, school is here, and we all have to face it! Everyone’s lunch needs to be made, there’s a bus to catch, and tons of homework to get done, so we hope our little tips help you maintain a working system this school year!

//

Thank you for being an A.Clore Interiors Blog reader…..

Don’t forget: you can find us on Facebook – “like” us to keep up with the latest and greatest!

You can always find more design inspiration on our Pinterest and Instagram pages!

Connect with us on Google+ and LinkedIn

Visit our Website for more information on what we are about and how interior design can change your life!

Screenshot 2015-01-19 10.06.31