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Did you know that over 80% of teachers are women? Anyone who has recently been in a classroom knows that teachers are the epitome of organization. So how do teachers stay so organized? Two words: Color Coding!
For the past 19 years of secondary teaching, I color coded everything in my classroom and used reams of colored paper in the process. Having five classes per day means that I need at least five very different colors in order to make my organization easy. Boise Multipurpose paper Fireworx is the perfect fit for the classroom teacher. This fantastic paper comes in 16 different pastel colors, as well as, 5 bright colors.
Here are some steps that may help in your quest for an organized classroom.
- Copy important papers on colored paper to insure that students are less likely to lose it. We all send home that stack of first day papers to be filled out and returned. Reminding the students to return the “blue” paper is much easier than using the actual title of the paper.
- Use a different color of paper for each class period. Even though it is still the same worksheet, first period and third period are printed on different colors. This will make sorting/collecting easier.
- Use colored file folders to separate each classes papers. For example; first period is blue, second period is orange, etc.
- Use card stock for printing items that will be circulated and handled by students often. Although it is more expensive it is much more durable. Boise Polaris Premium Color Copy Paper (80lb) is the perfect choice. Laminate it for immortality!
- You’re always going to need Boise Paper X-9® Multi-use Copy Paper
Remember that Boise Paper is a participant in Box Tops for Education, so you’re earning money for your school while you’re color coding your classroom or home.
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