Taking Photos to Make Classroom Pack-Up Simple

As teachers in North America wrap up the current school year, I'd like to end this year's Teacher Tips Tuesday with a great end-of-year tip that I go back to time and time again. TAKE PHOTOS!

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Having photos to refer back to when you're setting up your classroom in the fall can be a HUGE time saver! Here are a few things that you should definitely take photos of as you go...

Looking for tips to make heading back to school simpler? Check out these 4 things you can do at the END of the school year to be better prepared for a new beginning!
I love revisiting anchor charts that WORK! If I create a great one I always snap a photo so that I can look back on it the next year. I don't love keeping them - they fade and tear, and I love for my students to have some input into creating them with me!

Looking for tips to make heading back to school simpler? Check out these 4 things you can do at the END of the school year to be better prepared for a new beginning!
Photos of your classroom displays can be really handy when you're trying to figure out how much space to allot to a particular item. I snap photos of my word wall, classroom agenda board and my Heart Garden display, to name a few!

Looking for tips to make heading back to school simpler? Check out these 4 things you can do at the END of the school year to be better prepared for a new beginning!
Bulletin boards, like anchor charts, are great to have a record of so that you can easily recreate them in the new school year. Sometimes it is just great to have an idea of how to space the items across your wall as well. I am always sure to snap a photo of my Daily 5 and CAFE boards!

Looking for tips to make heading back to school simpler? Check out these 4 things you can do at the END of the school year to be better prepared for a new beginning!
Finally, having a snapshot of my classroom supplies helps me to remember exactly what to include when I am setting new supplies up in the fall. In my school we need to empty shelves and pile all of our resources like these math manipulatives on the counter so that furniture can easily be moved for cleaning. Having these snapshots helps me to easily remember just where everything goes when it is time to lug it all back! 

I hope I've given you some ideas for making your own pack-up routine a little simpler! Thanks to Krista Wallden's Creative Clips for the photo frames! If you have ideas for other things to photograph leave a message below! 

Looking for tips to make heading back to school simpler? Check out these 4 things you can do at the END of the school year to be better prepared for a new beginning!

This will be the last Teacher Tips Tuesday for this school year! Have a great summer and I'll see you back in the fall!

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