Lynn over at Eclectic Education has started Thoroughly Organized Thursday. Check it out!
My Tip for Today:
I started a file drawer for ideas. Each file folder is for a topic such as Science, History, Geography, Art. When I come across a lesson plan or idea that I will use within the year I file it in the correct file. Notice I said that I will use within the year! Key point to keeping the clutter down is to limit what I store!
Here is an example of what is in my Geography Folder: US Map Outlines, Virginia History Maps, World Map Outline, and about 14 lesson ideas for the upcoming year.
When it is crunch time ( time to actually figure out what we will cover this year) I go through the idea file and pull stuff. I then reorganize it by month of use and put it back in the file.