This is a simple way to keep your daily lesson plans materials organized as you prepare for each week of school. Gather a nice sized basket (a lesson plan box). Make sure your lesson plan box is large enough to hold file folders and large children’s books.
Label a set of pocket folders with each day of the week and place them in your basket.
In each pocket folder, place the games, flannel board pieces, songs, or books you plan to use for each day.
We also use the pocket folders as dividers in the basket. What doesn’t fit inside the pocket folder goes in front of each pocket folder like sponges, tape, cotton balls, or other specialty items that will be needed for each day.
The goal is to have everything that is called for in the lesson plan available and organized so the teacher can focus on presenting the material rather than spending valuable teaching time searching for the material.
It is important to note that there are also centers in each classroom that are filled with items for children to freely explore and create!