Thoroughly Organized Thursday

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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.



  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.

  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.

  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.



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

    Great idea! Very useful.




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