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The perfect time to get organized

Summer is the perfect time to get organized and today I want to share one of my favorite organizational ideas.  It seems so simple, I can’t believe that I didn’t think of it before!

Classrooms and homes are similar in that there are always a million things going on, and whether you are a teacher or a parent, your to-do list is never ending.   Getting things done on that to-do list is often a team effort, which requires a ton of communication.

This to-do list template has a space to initial the tasks that you’ve completed, which is easy, and genius! Share the list with your co-teacher and then you know who has completed the task, and if you have any questions about it, you can ask the person who completed it.  If you have a classroom aide, or a parent volunteer, you can share the list with them, and show them which tasks they can complete.  Then, when you can’t find that printable that you know you laminated, you can ask the parent who cut out the lamination where it ended up. 

At home, share the list with the baby-sitter, and point out which tasks he or she can work on after the children are asleep. Then, when you can’t find the soccer jersey you can text the babysitter and see if she saw it when she was folding the laundry.

Print this template and hang it on the fridge, or do what I did and cut each list out and have them bound into a notebook.  Then your only task will be not misplacing your new notebook!

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