School and Classroom Organization
In light of a new school year coming up...
This project is what turned my dreams of being a Professional Organizer in Savannah, GA a reality.
This was a total of 2 rooms used for storage by this preschool in Savannah, GA. Everything was completely rearranged so that all like items were stored in the same room.
The smaller of the 2 rooms became the "teacher supply and work room" and the other much larger room was designated for "classroom supplies."
Shelving units and bins were purchased for this project some items such as the filing cabinets were re purposed.
In the larger room isles were created from the shelving units to create space and a flow for all the items stored. Everything used with and for the children in the classroom were stored in this room.
Items included: classroom manipulatives, puzzles, items for classroom stations, school library, craft supplies (from paint to coffee filters), educational toys, dress-up clothes, outdoor toys, indoor recess toys, and even a computer station where teachers could check out computers to be used during centers.
Everything was sorted and placed in a bin (mostly clear bins but some opaque bins were re purposed) with a label of what was inside and where it belonged in the room (example: bristle blocks unit 2 shelf 4). All of the shelving units were labeled as well as each shelf. All of the books in the classroom library were separated into categories and labeled according to their category.
The smaller room housed all the teacher materials such as: bulletin board items, staples, tape, trash bags, and construction paper. This room also contained a workstation where there were laminating machines, a cricut, and an Ellison Press to be used by teachers outside of classroom time.
Again everything was placed in bins or in a drawer/cabinet with a label so everyone knew where to find what they were looking for.
The school was also provided with an inventory spreadsheet that listed everything in each of the rooms by unit and shelf location.
Everything had a home and was labeled with it's location for ease in finding it and putting it away. Labeling everything was key and it helped teachers and teachers aids out immensely so they could quickly find what they needed when they needed it :-)
7/21/2016 01:59:20 pm
I hate that I forgot to take before photos but just imagine it not even looking like the same space
7/27/2016 12:01:42 am
As a assistant teacher at this school, the before product was horrible. Without Cassie, i don't know how we found anything! Her organization help us so much, especially when we needed to run in real quick because we forgot a item we needed. We didn't have to spend mins away from our class leaving only 1 teacher in the room! And the small work room was a life saver when more than one of us needed to be in there. You are amazing Cassie! We can never thank you enough for your hard work!
7/27/2016 07:54:49 am
Thank you so much Julie I am happy I was able to make such a big impact :-)
7/1/2022 03:09:32 am
Very creative post.
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