I cannot believe how fast back to school came and went. I just finished week three and very excited for the year ahead! I am happy to be writing another Bright Ideas Blog Post about a useful tip from my classroom. Last month I wrote about Getting the Most Use of Your Data Projector, this month I am writing about keeping track of classroom resources.
I am frequently lending my supplies to students, teachers and other classes. Last year only some of the things I lent out got returned so I knew I needed an easy system of tracking where my things were going.
First: When I get a request to borrow something I immediately write where the item is going on my white board. e.g. Scissors - Smith Room 205. If it is not in plain view I will forget where my resources have gone to. If it is a long term loan (DVDs, Binders, Units, Books) I usually write it in my day book in a special section for loans.
How do you organize and identify your teaching tools and resources?
Please share your ideas in the comments below. I am always looking to improve my organizational systems.
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