How I Store My Student's Science Journals

My students have journals for math, science and social studies. They keep the math and SS journals with them, but I store the science journals in the classroom.  

I have two crates, one for my 5th graders and one for my sixth graders.  I made a sign (printed on cardstock) and put it into a page protector along with a piece of chipboard to make it sturdier.  I then attached the page protector to the crate with cable ties.  Originally I just had the sign attached to the crate but it didn't hold up very well. I hope this does better (I'll let you know!)

Thanks go to Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files and Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B for the Linky Party!


  1. Brilliant! Nothing stays put on crates...but I bet this will :) Thanks for linking up with us!
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  2. I'm sure you have to be super organized to teach two grades. I commend you for that! I'm always trying to figure out new ways to organize journals. This year I think I will keep their reading response and SS in my room.

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  3. I'm happy to have found your blog. I'm a fifth and sixth grade ELA teacher. I hadn't found any other teacher blog that taught both grades. I would love to know more about your schedule and how you handle two different grades.

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    1. I teach at a small school and we only have one 5th and one 6th grade class. The 6th graders are my homeroom class and we switch after lunch. Two years ago my homeroom was a 5/6 split class. Three years ago, we had three teachers teaching the 5th and 6th graders. We had one 5th grade class, one 6th grade class and a 5/6 split. That year I only taught math and we rotated through all three rooms.

      Do you have a split class or do you have two different groups of students?

    2. I guess I should have read it a little must rotate if you only teach ELA! We do all of your specials in the morning and depending on the day I get about 1.5 to 2 hours with my 6th graders which includes our Success period (which is our intervention time). I ALWAYS need more time in the mornings! We switch after lunch and I get the 5th graders for about 2 hours.