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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."

More Room Organization Ideas

Math Manipulatives
Learning Displays
Housekeeping Documents
Class Store
Valentine Keepers
Make Books Accessible
Desk Check
Headphone Control
Classroom Library
Art Portfolios
Supply Totes
Calculator Caddy
Table Organization
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Scrap Box
Computer Time
Reading Center
Bell Work
Shared Supplies
Theme Booklet
Center Map
Parent Helpers
Cereal Box Folders
Class Books
Scrap Box
Water Bottles
Gym Equipment Control
Center Savvy
Center Attendance
Pencil Sharpening
Magazine Clippings
Center Organization
Centers Made Simple
Bulletin Board File
Transparency Tracking
Center Worksheets
Weekly Inventory
Center Necklaces
Computer CD Organizer
Drawer Labels
Pencil Pockets
Supply Labels