Monday, March 30, 2015


We all have our failings. I would have to say that organizing my personal therapy materials is quite possibly the bane of my existence after four years of collecting various children's books, games, manipulatives, and Teachers Pay Teachers materials. Every year I try something new and eventually find something wrong with it. 

I recently decided to try my hand at re-organizing my Teachers Pay Teachers and various other educational site freebies after gaining the middle school. While I have all of these files saved to a flash drive, there is just something about having a hard copy in my reach that I cannot shake off. Poor trees are probably moaning in fear already. 

 I started out by buying a 4' Heavy Duty binder for my middle school files because I have the bad tendency to fill them to the brim. They're $12 on Amazon which is a fairly good price. I prefer to hunt them down in thrift stores, but I've only managed to find three in this size in the past couple of years.

I also recommend getting the smaller 1-2' binders to hold specific packets that will see heavy use. I can usually find these for $1-2 at thrift stores.

Page Protectors and Pocket Tab Dividers are also very near and dear to my heart. I know it's an additional expense that many people don't want to incur. I just like the extra glossy look.

So I guess it goes without saying that I would want to have binder covers that have a little bit of sparkle to them.

You can grab a copy of the binder covers here.


  1. I, too, love to have my materials prepped and ready. I've moved on to seasonal bins that I store at home. They contain all my prepped materials in ziploc bags including homework pages. At the end of the month strong students carry out the old and carry in the new (buckets, that is)!

    1. I'm glad you've found a system that works well. I have tried bins. I find that it works really well for books (and I keep books with specific activities in gallon-sized ziplocs) and card decks. I just can't seem to keep the smaller stuff organized unless its in a binder.