Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Organizing Your Weekly Tasks with a FREEBIE

Organizing Your Weekly Tasks with a FREEBIE

I am excited to link up with The Elementary Entourage to bring you an organization tip. I have a billion (literally) binders, a lesson planner, a life planner, a desk calendar and lots of post-it notes. It might look crazy to someone else, but it is working for me!

One thing that was especially difficult for me to keep organized was all of the resources that my kids need each week. Anyone ever gone to hand out homework or spelling words only to find that you never photocopied them? Or, I would stay late making copies only to find that I had already made the exact same copies earlier in the week. Grrrr!

To avoid this craziness, I made weekly checklists. I have a new one for each week and it has the items that my students always need: bell work, spelling words, math facts, homework, etc. I also left a couple blank lines for special things like science or holidays.

I clip the checklist to my lesson plan book and as I prepare materials for the following week, I check them off on my list.

This is a quick and easy way to see what I have done and what needs to be completed before I leave school on Friday.

I made several different lists. You could use them to check off the weekly tasks you have to do such as lesson planning, grading, photocopying, etc. If you are a teacher blogger, you can use them to keep track of weekly pins and Facebook posts. Or just use them to make a weekly to do list for yourself.

The best part? You can grab them for FREE. Just click on the picture below.

Happy organizing!

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  1. Those weekly checklists are adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing :)

  2. Love love love this! Thank you and Happy New Year to you! Kath

  3. Thank you! So cute and helpful too! What brand planner is in the pic?

  4. These are such a great idea - I'll have to start using them as soon as possible.

    Lizzie Dripping

  5. Thanks for the freebie! Love the colors!

    Swinging for Success

  6. Thank you for such a helpful freebie! I will definitely be using these when we go back next week.

    The Learning Chambers

  7. Thank you so much for the freebie and for linking up with us! I love that your binder looks so neat and pretty! I need to make organization a goal of mine for 2015!! :)
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

  8. What a great idea! This will help me tremendously! Thanks. :)

  9. So cute! I'm thinking that I can use them for my students when they write in their journals with these items to check off: name on paper, began with a capital, spaces between words, ended with a period, wrote neatly. Thank you for sharing. LoVe the cute frame too!

  10. Thanks for the list!! Its great!