Use baskets as "drawers" in their desks. Students put their pencil pouch and any "loose" tools in there to keep their desk nice and tidy. Why have I never seen this!!!!????
Great classroom organization ideas
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organizing by months
iTeach Fourth: 4th Grade Teaching Resources: Using Take-Home Folders for Parent Communication
Dish drainer used for organizing files, etc.! The cup in the corner could be used for pencils or dry erase markers (if your file folder games are laminated). Or take the cup off completely.
Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Loads of August Randomness & a FREEBIE!
Organizing Your Teacher Area from www.amodernteacher.com
Loads of August Randomness