Bright Ideas Blog Hop...Tips for Organizing Student Mail


I am so excited to be teaming up with lots of blogging friends for this month's
Student mail can be a HUGE pain. Pieces of paper everywhere, who knows if it makes it into the kids' backpacks at the end of the day!?

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Here's what I used to do:
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This pocket chart had everyone's name labelled in front of the pocket with their mail. Simple, right?
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Wrong! Students were always grabbing the mail from underneath their names, and the next day we'd have to redistribute all the mail that was sent back.

Ain't nobody got time for that!!!

I am SO thankful to have found these Sterilite Locker Boxes...
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See the tub that says 'Finished Work'? When papers are in there, they are ready to go home. Just grab the pile...
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and drop it into the file folders.
My students have a Communication Bag
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that's used to hold their agendas.
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At the end of the day, they grab the papers from their file folders, slip them into the Communication Bags
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and pack their backpacks.
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The mail is simple to find...the girls' mail in in the pink box
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and the boys' mail is in the blue box.
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The boxes are sturdy, and stackable too!
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 TA DA!
Neat and organized...just how I like it :)
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Head on over to Joy Hall at Joy of Teaching to check out her post on QR Codes!
http://www.mrsjoyhall.com/5tipsforusingqrcodesintheclassroom/

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4 comments

  1. What a neat idea! I hadn't thought of using those bins for folders - and I have a ton of them! Thanks for the tip ")

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten

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  2. I used to use that pocket chart too! I LOVE the idea of a boy and girl bin for papers. Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey
    Teaching Ever After

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  3. I love seeing how people organize their materials! The girl/boy crate is awesome.

    Heather
    TeachItToday

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  4. I love seeing how others organize the endless paper pile! Thanks for sharing this great idea! =)

    Tanya
    A+ Firsties

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