Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday- Dish Drying Rack Filing System

At the beginning of every year I make these plans to be super reflective throughout the year and take copious notes about how the lesson or activity went. But let's face it; once school starts life takes over and some days I'm just in survival mode. I'm hoping that in my 3rd year in 3rd grade things will start smoothing out. 

This is why I love Mrs. Carroll's idea for a Throwback Thursday. A time where we pull up a post from the past and make some reflections about it. I don't have a plethora of years to look back at, but there are definitely a few things that I have tried that either worked very well, need some tweaking, or will be "tossed out" this year.


 Ok, my first throwback goes to (in no particular order)....drum roll please....

 (Click the link to read this post from the past)

Looking back this was a DARLING idea! My folders were beyond cutsie, I had supplies at my fingertips, I eventually added appropriate labels to the files, papers were actually making it into the files. All this were looking up...until.............


As I added papers to the files they began to flop over and get all bendy. Yuck! It look horrible, it was hard to flip through and access the files or the papers that were in them. This brilliant idea quickly went downhill. I started using it less and then I had this big mess of floppy folders on my desk. Here is where my once beautiful filing system now lies: 

Poor filing system :( 

Unless you have folders of steel or some way to reinforce the folders I'm not sure I'd try this seemingly super idea. It's such a cute idea though, so I'd love to hear any success stories. 

Leave a comment below or you can link up with The First Grade Parade and share your own Throwback Thursday.

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  1. I have seen that idea a lot too and always wondered how it would work! Thanks for forewarning us all! :)

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  2. Hi Mrs. G Your folders looked super cute before they flopped! I just found your blog,I love the name of it! I'm your newest follower!

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