Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekend Warriors: Organizing Colored Paper

Hi friends! I'm back for day two of October Organization with my Weekend Warrior gals! If you missed yesterdays post you can read all about how I organize my classroom listening center here

Today I'm going to share with you how I organize my precious colored copy paper. I might be slightly obsessed with Astrobrights Colored Paper. I'm very protective over my paper. One of my sweet coworkers always says "there goes Marcy with her bright paper." It's true ya'll, I love it. #teacherproblems #IHeartBrightColoredPaper. 

Organizing colored paper by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

All of my precious paper is stored in hanging file folders in my filing cabinet. It is organized by color and type. My copy paper is at the front and my colored card stock is at the back. I put colored paper on my school supply list each year and most of the time it will last me the entire year. I had so much this year, that it wouldn't all fit in my cabinet so I had to put some on a shelf for later.

Isn't that a B-E-A-UTIFUL sight?? #iknowihaveproblems #coloredpaperannoyanmus 

Organizing colored paper by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

I didn't have room in my filing cabinet for my construction paper so I use paper trays to store it on top of my filing cabinet. This way it doesn't take up much space and it is easy to pull a sheet quickly when I need it. 

Organizing colored paper by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

 Are there any other color paper aholics out there? :)

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  1. I'm a colored paperaholic, for sure! It's just so pretty! I love how you store it all, great solution (and it keeps it safe from being damaged too)!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. Me too!!!! I love Martian Green because it has a little blue in it. And the Lunar Blue...I use it for so much! Thanks for the great tip!

    i Heart Second

    The Think Aloud Cloud

  3. Great idea! Yes, I am addicted to Astrobright! Right now, my papers are all stacked but I'm going to get them in folders and trays! Thanks Marcy!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  4. I have a colored paper file drawer and L-O-V-E it SO much! I am so happy to know I am not the only one who just likes to open up the drawer and be happy that it's so pretty! I need to organize my construction paper better so I might have to use your idea of paper trays. :)

    First Grade Smiles

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