Organizing Materials by Skill for Any Grade Level

Hey guys!!! Welcome back to another edition of the BRIGHT Ideas Link Up!! I'm so excited to be back at it again this month!! Lots of changes have happened since the last one I participated in so I'm even more anxious to read about all of the ideas! Recently, I found out that I'll be looping with my 2nd graders to 3rd grade next year! Even though everyone that knows me knows I love a challenge, it was a bit of a surprise! One word...TESTING!!! AHHHH! I've been in 2nd grade for 10 years and my very first year was teaching Spanish which means NO TESTING! Now, I have to face the reality that I will have to give the TEST! I may or may not have already woken up in the middle of the night with a nervous stomach?!? hah Please tell me, I'm not the only one!! YIKES! Aside from that, I'm excited to have my kiddos again and be able to start going right off the bat! So...here's where my BRIGHT IDEA comes in! :)
I'm the type of person that in order to use something, I have to see it! Out of sight, out of mind! :) I also think my memory is getting worse, or my plate is getting fuller! hah You know you have a problem when a student leaves to go to the bathroom, and I ask the others where this student went only to find I was the one who told the student he/she could go! WOW! ANYWAY, I love all the tubs and everything that I've seen and use them for different reasons,  but I tend to forget what I have. This is why I started using my carts to store my materials that I could use any time. I decided to do this by skill so it was even easier to find and organize.
I have my lesson plans in binders by skill so these carts store the actual activities that I use. I have these 2 carts for reading skills, 1 cart for grammar and word skills (i.e. synonyms/antonyms, homophones, compound words, etc.), and 1 cart for math skills.
 Since I do rotations for reading, I keep a drawer for each group to store their materials as well. 
Organizing by skill with my carts has helped me out soooooo much! I hope the ideas are helpful for you too!! :)

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8 comments:

  1. Love your carts! Are your labels available for download?

    Thanks,
    Kim
    khenry22@aol.com

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    1. Hi Kim!! Thank you!! I will be uploading them this week!! Are there any specific skills you'd want for your own?

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  2. Love this idea! I used to do this for social studies units and science units. I need to be doing this for ELA too!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Hi Lori! Thank you! I need to do that for science and social studies too especially since there's more science and S.S. time in 3rd! :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      Nicole

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  3. I certainly like the idea. Please let us know when/if the labels become available. This would certainly work in my class.

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad they would work in your class!! I just uploaded them to my store! :) If you would like any added, just let me know!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!! It means a lot!

      Nicole

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  4. Hi,

    What font did you use for the words "organizing by skill"?

    Thanks

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