Organizing Curriculum


Every Summer for the last 19 years, I have organized and created lessons and activities for the new school year.  In the last 10 years, this has been increasingly more important to me.  As I pushed and challenged myself to meet the needs of my learners, work closely with my team, and stay out of the data dungeon, organization and preparedness came to the forefront of my mind.

Life comes at us relentlessly through the school year.  The ultimate goal is to have the materials and resources that we want, at our fingertips, when we want them.  So to help with that, I have been working to create organizational binder and bin labels for my most popular {and longer prep} items!  If you find that you are motivated in this same way, and can’t pass up a container or a label yourself, I hope I can help put some pep in your prep!

Daily Folder Labels

This little download will make prepping your daily folders fun and exciting.  The labels are fun and easy and free!  Just print on Avery 5163 labels and stick them on all your folders!

organizing curriculum


Organizing Curriculum

Over the last couple of months, I have added many binder and bin labels to accommodate some of the larger units that I offer. Although these units are larger in prep, they are going to dramatically help your school year and planning!  Getting organized now will pay off for the next 40 Sundays!  Lesson planning and activities…Check!  Done!

First up, I have free spine labels for all three grade levels of the guided math units.  Once I posted the labels, I was shown pictures from amazingly organized teachers.  If you follow my insta or Facebook you may have seen some of these.

Spine Labels Kindergarten Guided Math

Spine Labels First Grade Guided Math

Spine Labels Second Grade Guided Math



This gorgeous organizational photo came from @teachingfirstgradewithgrace

Organizing Curriculum


@elisemarisol went above and beyond getting her guided math organized!

Jenny Graham rocked two full year bundles in this photo!



For the Love of First Grade is a genius for thinking of easy to grab out of drawers!


If you aren’t familiar with these units and would like to know more about them, you can click the pictures below on the grade levels that apply to you! You can also find the links to these units on tpt in the labels download above!   From the first day of school to the last, these units will give you standards based engaging math lessons for both your whole group mini-lessons and your small group teacher table activities!

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second grade GM

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If you want to see one of these units for yourself, you can check out the video below showing how I organized the kindergarten version.


Organizing Math Centers

Just like I have guided math whole group and small group lessons and activities for kinder, first, and second grades, I also have all the math centers and journals for those grade levels too!  Fill up your guided math rotations with engaging hands-on activities that make your students beg for math time!  🙂  Below you can grab the free centers labels for your grade levels.  K, 1, or 2!

Kindergarten Centers Labels

First Grade Centers Labels

Second Grade Centers Labels



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If you are looking for a way to organize math centers, watch this video showcasing the centers for K, 1, and 2.

The Lit Kit

We can’t forget about all things literacy! Kristina and I have been busy working through jam-packed units to cover the ELA standards!

You can get binder and bin labels to help you organize in any way that floats your boat!

The Lit Kit Binder and Bin Labels

the lit kit organizing curriculum

To check out the lit kit and really see what it involves, jump on over to this post!


It’s time to get ready for the Best Year Ever!  Tpt is also throwing a big back to school sale!  You can head to my store through any of the links to grab the savings or just click the sign below!

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  1. I absolutely love how organized all of these teachers are! Wow! I can’t wait to get back into my classroom this week and start working on organizing my units! Thanks for the pics and the encouragement!

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  2. I am completely in love with your stuff. I’ve been putting together the whole group and small group maths resources all summer. I’ve completed 5 units and am working on the sixth. Having to do a little mix and match between 1st and 2nd grade though as I’m Scotland based and our curriculum is slightly different (read: expects way more than it should of learners).

  3. Organizing it all is only part of the process. You my friend have practically set up my year for me! I know it will be effortless once it’s all in place. Thanks for all you’ve done!!!


  4. Your resources are absolutely amazing!! I want them all for guided math since I am starting it this year!! I should have gotten all of this sooner so I could have it all prepped and ready! You put so much work into this! My goal is to be as organized as you.

    -From a Second Year Teacher

  5. Love love love all of your stuff! I am extremely excited to begin teaching 1st grade next year and want to make sure I use my summer wisely to get as much as possible prepped and ready! Do you make these bins for the centers by month? Also if I am premaking an example journal this summer do you have just one or make an example journal for each month? You have so many awesome interactive journal pages it’s hard to know this summer which ones I know I will for sure use. Thank you! 🙂