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Organizing Lessons


Date: Sun Aug 01 2004 - 15:11:36 PDT

Hi all!
    I know it's "off-season" for most of us...but I'm trying to use this time
to my advantage now - and organize my ideas, and I was hoping some of you
might be able to offer some insight. I have collected tons of magazines,
newspaper clippings, internet lessons, etc. for possible project ideas. I'm not sure
how to organize everything into files for future reference. Should I
organize by medium, possible grade level (I teach K-5), theme, artist...? Many
lessons overlap - should I photocopy ideas and put them in more than one folder?
For instance, let's say I have a great lesson on Chinese painting that I would
use with 5th grade...does that go in a China, watercolor, or fifth grade
folder? I am not worried about maintaining the system once I have it set up - it
is just figuring out how to start it that I am having trouble with. Any tips?
Thanks a bunch! :) Breanne Soviero