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Room Organization

Weekly Inventory

This is a good organizing activity that will help students learn basic bookkeeping skills. Have your students help you take an initial inventory of the classroom. The first thing you should all do as a class is separate the room into sections, and assign inventory sheets for each section. Have your students work in groups to catalog all supplies in each area, writing it down carefully on the inventory sheet; they should leave room for new additions or changes. After all of the groups have completed the inventory, collect the sheets, laminate them, and place them in a marked place in the room. You should pick one day every week (or bi-weekly, or any time frame that fits your class schedule) to have students go through each of the inventory lists and tell you if more supplies need to be ordered, rotated, or restocked. This helps to maintain orderliness in the classroom while at the same time teach your kids about simple "business practices."

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Classroom Library
Center Organization
Supply Labels
Computer Time
Parent Helpers
Scrap Box
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Reading Center
Math Manipulatives
Scrap Box
Headphone Control
Center Savvy
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Cereal Box Folders
Art Portfolios
Water Bottles
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Center Map
Pencil Sharpening
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Shared Supplies
Center Worksheets
Valentine Keepers
Transparency Tracking
Theme Booklet
Table Organization
Center Necklaces
Learning Displays
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Class Store
Supply Totes
Desk Check
Computer CD Organizer
Housekeeping Documents
Drawer Labels
Bell Work
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