Organization Week: Schedule Cards and File Organization

Today's freebie will be how to present your daily schedule.

 In my classroom I use a long, blue schedule pocket chart.  It is hot glued to the side of a bookcase.  It originally held schedule cards with the clocks.  However, with so many frequent changes in our day, I didn't want to be held to the minute.  Instead, I wanted students to focus on the order of the events.  Also, we have several students that are extremely affected by schedule changes.  To highlight a change in schedule or special event for the day, we add in the special event card.

Click here to download the schedule cards.
I also have labeled plastic letter trays and white plastic drawers.  I keep these on my desk.  The plastic letter trays hold all of my materials of the week.  I have labeled the sides of the trays so I don't get confused!  The top tray is important papers that may get lost in the shuffle or I need to send home- but not for a few days and so on.  Next to the letter trays I have plastic drawers.  One set of drawers holds papers for parent notes (carbon less papers from Highlights), certificates and rewards.  The top set of drawers holds papers to be filed, copies made for future weeks, and papers to be graded

Click here to download the days of the week headers and drawer labels.  I printed the days of the week also to be headers for the schedule pocket chart above.
Halfway through the week!  Yay!



  1. Oh my! You are Mandy Gregory! THE Mandy Gregory! he are popular among third-fifth grade teachers in my county!! I survived off your website for my first year teaching! Are you teaching third this year?

    Third Grade Meanderings

  2. Oh my, some how I never responded to this comment? How did THAT happen! You are too sweet! Yep, I am in third this year. This will be my third year in third grade and my second year co-teaching! So far I am loving it!


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