I am always looking for new ways to organize my classroom and make it more accessible for all and easier if there is a sub in the classroom. Here are some tips and tricks that I have learned along the way. 

Keep your visuals and social stories near the area needed. 
Hang on a board or on the wall with 3M strips and command hooks. 

I have all the visuals and social stories right there. For clean up time those social stories and visuals are by the play area. Circle time area ones are kept in a basket right near where I sit. 

Use felt and hard velcro to hang up single visuals needed regularly. 

I have smaller pieces of felt around with pictures of clean up, bathroom, etc. where those visuals are needed regularly. 

Place calendar numbers for each month in a small accordian file.

At circle time area keep small individual circle time rules accessible and for students to hold. 

If you have an AM and PM class with two different schedules use clothespins to fold up the picture and clothespin behind instead of removing completely. 

Keep behavior folders and papers to go home near the door and near their mailboxes/ cubbies. 

Visuals for outside keep on a lanyard and hung by the door to go outside. 

Have copies for your para-pros too! 

At my center keep colored crayons in wipe containers to give to students individually. I keep all of my items in a small container that you can put under table or out of sight easily. 

Keep small pics for visuals in a dvd case labeled for that center so you easily switch out the pictures. 

I keep a container with paper that need to be graded and filed and extra individual core vocabulary boards underneath that to easily grab out if needed.  

Report card and assessments I keep in a movable container so that if I am assessing down at the sensory room or another part of the classroom I can easily grab it and pull it over there. 

Last, but not least, I was always misplacing my calendar numbers. Get a magnetic container and place the numbers right above the calendar so they can remain organized and not get lost. 

I hope some of these help!!! What tips and/ or tricks do you have to make things a little easier?!

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