As I am sitting here grading my mountain stack of papers, I am wondering how in the world does each teacher deal with having so much paper?!? I thought I would try my first linky and hope that I get some paticipation. *fingers crossed* Hopefully I'm not going to be lonely in this...
Here is how I have started handling papers so far this year. As some of you know, I teach math and I have four classes I see each day, totaling around 100 students. I decided to "color-code" each of my classes.
1st Block - Purple (my homeroom gets my fav color, of course!)
2nd Block - Orange
3rd Block - Blue
4th Block - Pink
I found a way to coordinate those colors with my love for owls. To help me, and the students, know which composition belongs to math, I used my cricut to cut out owls in those colors. I only did the backing part so it was a solid cutout. I had the students write their names on them and then taped them to their notebooks.
I have duct tape in those colors that I placed on the drawers where students turn in assignments, and on the crates that have files for each class which is where I return their graded work.
When I take assignments out of my drawers, I use a color binder clip that coordinates with their class. Office Depot has a whole sections of colored paper clips, binder clips, rubber bands and magnets. Once the assignments are graded and recorded, I or a student files them in the file folders for that class.
I would love to hear what other teachers are doing to keep track of the million pieces of paper we get so that maybe I can refine my methods and keep myself from going completely insane!
And if you need help, then post what you currently do and hopefully a follower will have some suggestions that will help you get the ball rolling! Let's help each other out to get a grip on this paper!
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Have a wonderful Sunday!