I had someone e-mail me about my binders and ask how I had them organized. Since the picture of my binders has been pinned thousands of times I figured others might want to know how I organize them.
Most of my binders are on this shelf:
I've started making common core binders (although Indiana has decided to put off full implementation....)
I made binders for each of the domains and inside there is a tab for each standard. I typed up the standard and printed it on a label to go on each divider. I wanted a quick reminder of the standard at my finger tips.
My 5th grade math binders are still grouped by Indiana standards.
This is the inside of the graphing/data analysis binder. This is a binder I will probably keep intact and just change the cover. Some topics just have too many resources to fit into the CC domain binder and they deserve a binder for themselves (fractions will also have a binder of its own).
My social studies binders all have the topics they cover on the cover page. As I've gotten more materials, I've had to re-organize the binders and make new covers. In the long run it was worth it.
Inside there are tabs for each standard and then each of these standards are broken down into topics.
I ended up putting all the historical time period things into binders that are in chronological order and all the other standards are in a binder by themselves.
My science binders are a little different as we use FOSS Science kits. I have things organized by standard and by FOSS activities. Sometimes the kit does not cover a standard and the district has put together activities to do in addition to the kits.
After completing an activity in class, I like the students to read more about the topic so I have worksheets in my binders organized by topic.
I hope that this helps you to get a little more organized for your next school year.
I've thought about making binder covers and spine labels to sell at TpT and TN. If there is a set you are looking for, send me an e-mail or leave a comment. If you have a certain theme going in your room, let me know that too.
I've spend the last several months building up the digital products in my store, but plan on making lots of educational and organization materials this summer. Put your requests in now and be on the top of the list.