Last year was my first year teaching K-5 Elementary Art. It was my first grown-up job, but I honestly felt more organized last year than I have this year. I think part of my problem was that last year I had to make everything from scratch [all of my examples, lesson plans, research, etc.], and this year I have struggled to locate so many resources that I used last year. I decided enough is enough and it is time to get it together! I follow a blog called Deep Space Sparkle, and I stole her idea for organizing lesson plans and art examples. Unlike a regular classroom teacher, art teachers have the issue of needing something other than a 3-ring binder to hold our lesson plans. Everything is not an 8.5x11" paper in my world! I went from a million papers, examples, folders, and misc. ideas and handouts to neat envelopes with concise labels to help me easily find what I need!