Saturday, June 21, 2014

Organizing The Paper Trail: A Bright Idea

Time for the next monthly installment of the BRIGHT IDEAS Blog Hop!

I'm SO excited to be sharing this bright idea with you. I hope that it can be of some use for you in your classroom!

Do you always have a paper monster chasing you with those master copies? Not quite sure how to store them?
Have no fear, binders are here!!

I purchased 4 packs of these binders on sale at OfficeMax for $12 - that's $1 per binder!!! And, they're pretty dang sturdy binders.

EASIEST method I could come up with to store the items was to buy a pack of sleeve protectors to place in the binder, and then place the papers inside. It was cheap, and it looks clean when I pull the pages out and there aren't ripping holes in them!
This BRIGHT IDEA has saved me a ton of trouble on trying to find that "just right" activity in any subject possible.
If you liked this bright idea, feel free to follow me on Pinterest where I post a bajillion great ideas… but not just for your classroom!! I pin lots of food.. and desserts.. and home stuff.. and desserts… I think you get the idea :)

And if you liked this post, then you'll surely like these other 100 Bright Ideas posts! Please freel free to browse through the link up below. Each title has grade level specifics attached, so hop around OR go through each bright idea anyways. I know I've found ideas for older kiddos that could be used for younger kiddos with some adaptations, too!


  1. I am SO terrible about organizing and have tried binders to no avail. I think putting the contents on the cover might help me...well done!

  2. I just love how organized you are... especially with each color representing a different subject. I am always trying to remember which binder is which and sometimes have to pull them out to look at them. Binders are the best for housing everything we need- so I will definitely be getting more organized this summer!! Thanks!!

    Happy weekend :)

    XO, Kelly Anne

  3. I love the thought of content on the cover. We skip around in our reading series and use them for some mentor text and since we have 5 teacher guides I never know where to find each story. This would be a great way to list the story title and book #

    1. along with the comprehension strategies we use for those stories. I could add any extra information that goes along with that strategy... Loving it.

  4. Thanks for the great idea! I love the thought of putting everything in a binder! I was using file folders, but my originals never seemed to make it to the file!

    Happy Summer,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students


I love love love receiving comments. I read each and every one of them! I also will try to respond to each one.. either on here or through e-mail! LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART <3

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...