My first placement student teaching was with a woman who was so organized that at first it scared me. But, then I realized how much easier it made things because she was so organized. Everything in this fifth grade classroom was either labeled, color coded, or had a specific place where it needed to be. Though setting this all up in the beginning of the year seemed tedious, I don't understand how classrooms could be any other way.
My second placement, in a first grade class, was not so organized. This made lesson planning and getting everything ready for the week/the day extremely exhausting. Most days I felt like I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I didn't know where to find anything!
So today I was playing around on my computer and I made some labels that I will use in my own classroom for school supplies, just so students know where everything is and they don't need to ask me a million times for supplies.
Feel free to use them and take them :)
Until next time