I started using planbook.com and love it! I have an intern on my team and I need to get her my plans in advance so she can work on hers. I'm able to make all my plans online and then email them to my team. Then we go over them at our weekly meeting and make any changes necessary. My planning has become so much more organized! I have a folder on my computer that I save all my plans to and I print out a copy and put it in my teacher binder.
What I'm Working OnResolution #1: So all those gorgeous containers... not so organized on the inside. I ended buying most of them right before school started and I ran out of time to fully organize and label each one. It's definietely a resolution of mine to finish that this year. I want them completely organized with cutesy labels on each one :-)
Resolution #2: Keep my desk clean! I keep telling myself I won't leave school until it is cleared off. It doesn't happen. I teach after school classes and by the time they are over I'm tired and starving and want to go home. I have tons of nice organization tools to help me, but I'm just lazy about it. I get so embarrassed when another teacher comes to drop something off at my desk and they can't find a clean spot and have to resort to laying it on my chair. Arg... I NEED to get better at this one!
Resolution #3: I want to digitally organize my books. My picture books are sorted by AR level and are super easy to find (as long as the kiddos put them back correctly...). Chapter books are organized by series and are fairly easy to find. My problem is that I keep buying duplicates because I forget which books I have. I order a lot of books from Amazon and Scholastic and I tend to make my orders when I'm at home and don't check all my book bins to see if I already have a copy. A few years ago I started cataloging all my books on librarything.com. It worked great and solved that problem. I was even able to tag books so I could find special books as needed (oh, you need a book on butterflies or Halloween or plants or sharing... I knew which books I had for that category and where they were). But my laziness interfered again. :-( Sometimes I order hundreds of books at a time and don't want to wait to catalog them all before I add them to my library. So I got way behind. Once I started to get behind I just stopped adding books to my account altogether. I think I have less than half of my books cataloged now, which doesn't help me too much. This summer I plan on re-inventorying my whole library and update my Library Thing account.
So there's my update on my organization. I'm improving, but I definitely have a way to go! Thanks to Hope for hosting this linky so I could write my resolutions down and hold myself accountable for them! Check out all the great posts at Second Grade Shenanigans.