7/24/2008

Thoroughly Organized Thursday

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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.


 

5 comments:

  1. This is a great tip ! I have a filing cabnet that I NEED to be using instead of just storing . lol


    You guys probably know a lot about computers and know what you can and cannot do. I am not sure why we don't have problems with cookies. Ohhh I just copy and save. I don't download any codes from sites. Maybe that is the diffrerence. Does that help ?


    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

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  2. I have done the same thing. The only difference is that I rarely end up using the info that has been filed away, so I end up making more work for myself because I have to sort through and figure out if I should really keep saving it, or just throw it away. (sigh)


    FYI -- I posted a new update about my dd. In a nutshell, we still don't have a diagnosis.

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  3. That's a great idea! I have recently organized my computer files the same way. I had so many free things I'd downloaded that they were getting lost and forgotten.

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  4. I like your file system. We use something very similar. Glad you all had fun at the musuem. Thanks for stopping by my blog with your encouraging words.

    Blessings,

    Dawn

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  5. Susan (A Happy Heart at Home)July 29, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Great idea! Very useful.


    ~Susan

    http://ahappyheartathome.blogspot.com

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