In the past I have bought each of my students a folder to keep with them and bring each time they come to speech. If they came on time (I have 3-5th graders, so they can do this) and brought their folder, then they would receive a "speech dollar." They could then save their "money" and purchase various items from my "speech store." This turned out to be the BEST motivational thing I could ever do!! But, you always have a few kids who loose their folder or the folders get torn to shreds ... so this year I thought why not just have them keep the folders in my room and not only will they stay in tip top shape, but I could also have a working folder to bring with me to IEPs.
|Student files in hanging folders and milk crate|
I also needed a way to keep myself organized with lesson plans, worksheets, activities, etc. So I created this lesson plan binder where I keep my lesson plan for the day in a protective sleeve, along with any handouts I may have, activities AND any storybooks I need for that lesson....so everything I need is kept nice and tidy :)
|Lesson Plan Binder|
|Lesson Plan in sleeve (large index cards on left pocket for artic practice)|
|Activity for that day (copies in protective sleeve)|
|Story for the day (also in a protective sleeve)|
So those are just a FEW ways I keep myself organized. You can get a copy of my lesson plans and speech dollars on our Free Download page.
Happy planning and organizing!!