4th Grade Freebie! {Made It Monday & Optimum Organization}

I didn't plan on posting this week but I am SUPER excited for what I accomplished today!  On Pinterest I found the following idea at That's So Second Grade, and knew I needed to use it to organize my 4th grade CCS files.
That's So Second Grade Files

I cleaned out my filing cabinet last week, I tossed plans from my first year of teaching (nine years ago!) and several transparencies!  The picture below is just half of the stuff I kept, teachers are just organized hoarders :)

I typed up my labels which you can find here for FREE in my TpT store.  On my labels I added a "cliff note"of sort so I could quickly find and sort my resources.  Plus memorizing ALL those letters and numbers will take me forever and by the time I did memorize them it will change.

*Note you will need Avery Labels 8593. I found mine at Wal-mart.

I started with a stack of papers and began sorting them into each strand.  I had already created folders for the Big Idea, but sorted them into each individual standard (for example 4.NF.4 a).

I laid out a few folders and using my "cliff notes" I was able to quickly sort my resources.

Finally, nice and neat files :)  I also created files for Language Arts, Writing, Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Science, and Social Studies.

It's a bit late but I am linking up with Fun in Room 4B and Ladybug's Teacher Files Organization Linky Party...

...and it's Monday so I am also linking up with 4th Grade Frolics.

While downloading your Freebie don't forget my entire TpT store is on SALE with 20% to celebrate the start of my Summer Vacation!


  1. Wow, what I project. You should be very proud of yourself! I don't teach math any more but I just downloaded the file for my teammates in case they would like to do the project. Thanks for sharing!

    room 4 imagination

  2. My goodness! I can only hope to be that organized! I love the idea and hope to do some organizing as soon as I can get back into my classroom! I love the cliffnotes idea. It would be too much to try to remember on my own. Thanks!


  3. Super organized! I just brought home ALL of my LA/SS files and a box of 100 file folders. I am definitely doing this. Although, we don't use CCS in Texas, so I'll have to make my own labels. :(


  4. Wow, you have been busy. I just got done packing up my room today. I havE a To Do list a mile long. ;P

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. That is a super organized system. I am sure you will be happy you did that next year when you are able to find exactly what you need, when you need it. This is a great idea!

  6. Wowser....that looks like a lot of work! I am sure you felt good getting all of that accomplished! Thanks for the free labels :)

    Mind Sparks

  7. I saw these labels too and this project is definitely on my to do list. Organization is my main goal going into next year! Yours look awesome and great job tackling all your papers and getting organized!


    The Gemini Teacher

  8. This project was on my to do list for this summer as well! I think you've just made my job a tish easier. :) Thank you! :)

    Adventures in Room 204

    1. Ps. You mentioned that you are having a TpT sale. I just raided your store! I can't wait to implement the Monster Math Spiral Review! :)

  9. Such a smart idea! Thanks for linking up with us!
    Fun in Room 4B

  10. I loved that pin too-and typed those labels (haven't done anything with them!), but I love that you put a few key words on them! My labels were the 80 count-too small-I like yours better! Thanks for sharing!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  11. WOW! Super organized. If I did this I might actually be able to reuse some stuff rather than starting over because I can't find it. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  12. What a great way to organize your CCSS materials! I majorly cleaned out my files on the last days of school so I am looking for a new way to organize what I have left....I think I've found it here! Thanks for sharing & have a great summer!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  13. I love these... definitely pinned to my classroom organization board to look into later this summer! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  14. I found you through Adventures in Room 204 and am your newest follower!

    Thank you for the label file! I am organizing my things into binders, but these will work great for section dividers. I hadn't figured out what I was going to do for that yet! I just posted about the binder covers and standards lists that I'm using!

    A Place to Thrive


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