Saturday, August 14, 2010

Organization System Saturday- File Cabinet

Well, I'm getting my homeschool room in order to get ready for our first day on Monday, Aug. 16!  I am still working on organizing and planning (2 things that never end as a homeschool mom).

Earlier in the summer I organized my file cabinet that I picked up at the goodwill store for $6.99.  It's a little beat up, but my children decorated the blah tan cabinet with lots of colorful stickers!  I was an elementary ed teacher for a short time BK (Before Kids) and my mother-in-law taught 1st grade for 30 years so I have accumulated resources that I hope to use more often this year with my new organization system.  Lots of the resources came in the form of worksheets that I organized in file folders.

In the top drawer I am keeping all file folders that have Math and Reading/Writing resources.  The middle drawer has Science folders, and the bottom drawer has folders filled with Activities by Month and Miscellaneous.  I used to organize the file folders in ABC order, but it was difficult to find things so I decided to organize the drawers by topic.  I typed out each topic on the computer, glued them to bright paper and laminated them.  I then taped them to a big flower shaped magnet to put on the outside of each drawer.  Here are a few pictures:


Tomorrow I should be done with my Workbaskets + Workboxes = Works for 4 (children) organization system that I have been working on and I hope to post pictures of how I plan to organize my day and curriculum.  So check back to see my ideas!  I know it will be a work in progress and I will have to make adjustments, but this will be a start for our school year.

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14 comments:

Heather said...

Hi! I found you through Relax and Surf Sunday and am your newest follower. It's a lot of work having a good homeschool program and it sounds like you are doing great! I look forward in getting to know you through your blogs!

Tracy said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog and for your comment! I just left a comment for you on yours and I am following you back. I also voted for your blog at Top Mommy Blogs. Have a good weekend!

Big Mama said...

Love the cupcakes! SO cute!
Now following you from the Sunday Blog Hop.
Thanks!

I need to organize my stuff so much!!!

Found your blog through Relax and Surf Sunday... sounds like you've figured out a good organizational strategy for you... I'm not a big fan of alphabetized lists either....

Tracy said...

Hi Lacy! Thanks for stopping by and your comment! I always struggle with trying to find the best way to organize my "stuff"! Then I struggle with re-organizing again and again when little hands get in things and life gets busy!

Tracy said...

Hi Heather at Acting Balanced Mom! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I'm your newest follower at your great blog :)

Tracy said...

Hi "Big Mama"! Thanks for stopping by and posting a comment! I'm your newest follower of your blog. Your recent posts are adorable filled with beautiful pictures of adorable children!

I'm so glad I stopped by :) What a great blog you have ! I'm your newest follower, can't wait to read more !!

Tracy said...

Thanks Tammy at "Matter of Fact" for stopping by and following my blog! I'm following you back! I made a comment on your blog and I'm going to send you a question in your email inbox.
Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Shanna said...

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I am now following yours, and am looking forward to reading your blog! I voted for you on the Picket Fence as well! =)
Have a wonderful week!
~Shanna

Tracy said...

Hi Shanna! Thanks for following back and thanks for the vote! The cart you are giving away looks so neat and fun to play with!
Have a good week and thanks for stopping in!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! :) You have a cute blog. I love your file folder system. . . one day I"ll maybe be that organized! :) LOL!

Tracy said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for your comment and for your visit to my blog! Have a great week!

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