Happy Sunday y'all! I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I'm sure most of it revolved around organizing and planning since most of us are in the full swing of the school year now. Since organizing is such an important part of our job (and our sanity!) I wanted to share how I have been keeping organized these days.
Now, here is my disclaimer:
I am new to the world of only being a private therapist. I no longer have my cute little classroom where I store all my materials. I now have everything at home and I am constantly trying to find the best way to keep myself organized.
Here is what I have come up with so far....
Disclaimer #2: sorry if this post has some errors... I am running back and forth from my computer to the TV waiting on the N*SYNC reunion on the VMA's :) I'm sure most of you will understand....
First up, let's talk (lack of) space. I seriously need a new house. Right now I am sharing my office with my daughter and her play room. It's actually not even an office.... it's a bookshelf.... in a corner. But so far so good. On the shelf I have children's books, text books, binders, materials, and games. That's not all of the games. Some are in the backseat of my car racking up frequent flyer miles.
You may also notice some bins on the floor. The bins contain the majority of my TpT materials and thematic units. I have one bin for book units, one bin for language materials, and one for articulation materials. I have found it to be most helpful to use large ziplock bags and hanging files. I keep the unit materials and the book all together, labeled, and ready for quick access.
Last but not least, I would be lost without my planner and patient binder. Since my schedule changes quite frequently, my planner (and a sharpened pencil with an eraser) is always by my side. Inside my binder, I keep my students' plan(s) of care and SOAP notes.
I am hoping that I will be able to post a picture of my beautiful speech office in the near further. In the mean time, this is how I keep myself organized. Thanks Jenna for hosting another great linky party! You can check out the original post here.