Back to School will be a Piece of Cake...Next Year

Who is back to school? Who is a tad overwhelmed? I have an organizational tip for you today that will make next year a piece of cake! Plus, I have a freebie for you!

It's confession time. I was that annoying teacher in the copy room in May who was copying back to school materials. (Please try not to hate me!) I went back to my classroom and started putting my masters back in their respective binders: August Activities, Language, Math Notebooks, Book Clubs, etc.

While filing masters into many different binders- it occurred to me. "I use all of these materials at the beginning of the year. It would be so great if they were all stored in one place." In that genius moment, my Back to School Survival binder was born.

This notebook holds EVERYTHING that I need for the first several weeks of the school year! I have my back to school activities, homework, centers, interactive notebooks, binder and folder covers, open house materials and so much more!
The best part about this was so easy to put together. As I copied something for my class, I just put the masters in page protectors and placed them in the binder. After several weeks had passed, I went back and added labels, checklists and first week lesson plans. Done!

I will kiss myself next year! 

Would you like to grab a FREE copy of my binder cover, spine, and some checklists? Just click on the picture below to start getting yourself organized!

Here's to an amazing school year!

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