Data Notebooks


Organization Blog Hop

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

I'm linking up with the Supergirls from Primary Powers!!!!

When you come back to school after Christmas,

somehow things start to get a little disorganized, so we thought

that now was the perfect time to do an organization blog hop!!

First off, I want to apologize for the pictures, 

who knew that trying to take pictures of things in sheet protectors

would turn out so horribly!!!

Today, I'm going to talk all about organizing those teacher resources!!

Previously, we were given everything that we could possibly need

for planning in this cumbersome binder that was humongous!!!!

I mean, really, I didn't even want to fool with it, because it was just that big!

And as well all know, ain't nobody got time for that!

So, I was sitting in a PD work session with my friend Brooklynn,

who is half of the awesome duo that is Markers & Mascara.

I looked over and saw this awesome binder, 

and of course I had to ask her what it was!

And do you know what she told me? She said that this was where she put

everything that she needed for lesson planning, and all

of a sudden I heard the heavens open up and angels singing!!

Now, I'm sitting there, thinking to myself.......

"Self, why didn't you think of this bright idea?!?!?!?!?!!"

Don't worry, my self didn't answer back!!

However, it got me to thinking, and I decided to create my own version!!

So let's take a tour to see what's inside!

(Now remember what I said about those pictures!!)

Of course, cute cover.....check!!!

First, I have my standards. I need those!!!

Then, I have all of my reading stuff, like sight words, assessment info, and

the comprehension skills and strategies that I definitely need!!

It helps me to plan, because I'll be honest, I don't necessarily use all of the

materials in our reading series, but this helps me to make sure that I am

covering the necessary skills using other materials.

Next up, I have my math standards and and the pacing guide from the county.

Then, it continues with writing, science and social studies.

It has helped me tremendously, and I take it home every night!

For your organizational freebie, here are some sheets to hopefully

help you to plan better and more efficiently!!

Click here to visit my friend Ashley over at 

Flying High in First Grade

for your next set of tips on organization!


  1. I love using binders for organizing!! You look like you have everything so organized!! I love your binder cover too!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  2. I don't know what I would do without my binders. Your's looks great! -Jaime

  3. Such great organization Angela! I think I need to become a binder gal =)
    A Burst of First

  4. I like your idea. If you bind and organize everything that may be easy to revise at any time. Thanks!!!



Thanks for taking the time to drop a line!