When I started teaching the Montessori way the piles of ‘in-progress’ materials started to pile everywhere in the house. As you can imagine, I started to get stressed and feel overwhelmed because I couldn’t find the next planned lesson when needed. So, I decided to organize myself! After a few methods of “organized piles” next to each other I ‘stump’ upon the idea of putting nomenclature cards in ziplock bags. Yes, small cheap ziplock bags that were then stapled into manila folders and alphabetized by subject.
Ziplock bags + manila folders + cheap crate = organization
As soon as I print a lesson, I create a folder and place the document in there. Then, the folder goes into the crate. Since I am not always able to laminate, cut, and prepare a material this method allows me to work in short periods of time. What is your method for organizing nomenclature cards?