People who do not teach do not understand that the smallest of things can mean the world to a teacher. I teach 4 classes of mathematics each day so, the pressure to stay organized is a yearly stress. For the last couple of years, I have used clip boards for each class. You know the kind... the standard school, ugly brown board with a huge silver clip at the top. I wrote the homeroom teacher's name on each one, and have been fairly happy with these clipboards until this year.
I needed something new, something fresh. So, my goal this summer while I was out shopping for 3 kids who go to college this fall, (yes, I did say 3), was to look for some cool looking clipboards that I could color-code with my 4 math classes.
Was I alright? One of my bucket list items had just been marked off! There were 4 colors of these beautiful clipboards. Not only are they colorful, they open up and you can put "stuff" inside of them! Ah...I thought I must be dreaming.
Out with the old!
In with the new!
Not only do these beauties hold paper, they open up. I can put pencils, pens, notepads, post-it notes and most importantly, my cell phone, (um, which I would never actually use at school), :) inside the clipboard and carry the items around with me!
I actually want to use the inside to store any make-up work, or other important papers from each class. (I have chill bumps just thinking about how organized I will be)!
Here is the sticker that came on the clipboards in case anyone else is interested! It is called a Slimcase.
Well, now that I have decided to color-code, this is a perfect excuse to buy more things! Now that my eyes are open to all the possibilities, I may turn into a color-coding maniac! Stay tuned!