Saturday, February 18, 2012

Teacher Bag Linky Party!

Clutter Free Classroom is a great website that can help you organize and de-clutter your student's learning space.  It's awesome!  

Anywho ~ they are hosting a teacher bag linky party and considering I just got a new teacher bag, I thought I would have to participate!

This is a link that is similar to my old teaching bag.  

I would show you a picture, but this tote is currently at school.  I use my Land's End tote to carry the books for a Gretchen Courtney professional development I am attending.  The PD is 10 days over the course of the year, and there are several reading resources that I store in this tote.  Maybe I will remember to take a picture when I am at school.

Moving on to the most exciting part!  My new Thirty-One Organizing Utility Tote!

 I decided to put my new name on it so I wouldn't have to a year from now when I get married. 

I love this particular tote because it has two pockets on the front and back.  I keep by Vera Bradley Coin Purse and my cell phone in the front two pockets you see.  There are two similar pockets on the bag.  Then on both sides there is a spot for a water bottle~ which I love and utilize.

Inside my bag....

Items in My Bag
1.  MY I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT Erin Condren Planner.  If you have seen her stuff - check it out.  I love it.  In this planner I keep track of all dates, responsibilities, teacher and non-teacher.

2.  My Vera Bradley Coin Purse  I carry this with money and my driver's license so I don't have to bring my purse to school.

3.  My Vera Bradley E-Reader Sleeve  (the purple flowery thing).  This holds my Kindle which I keep with me.  Currently I have a student teacher so I've been reading a lot.  

4.  My 31 Fold-N-Go Organizer  I love that it matches my bag.  It has a notepad inside.  It also has a couple pockets that hold scissors, whiteout, a hole punch.  I keep it to take notes and hold other school supplies that are awkward to carry.

5.  My 31 Pencil Pouch.  This carries sharpies, markers, pencils, pens, and other things that I need for grading.  Once again, I love that it matches my bag!

6.  My grading folders.  The blue is everything that needs to be grade.  The red is everything that is graded but has not been entered.  The orange is everything that has been entered but needs to be handed back.  

7.  My grading notebook.

8.  Bottled water!

Note:  Typically I bring home my binder that has my typed up lesson plans in it.  However, I currently have a student teacher, so that's at school.

I also bring this lovely beauty to school with me everyday!
My Thirty-One Lunch Tote!

So if you are like me and obsess over finding the coolest new ways to organize head on over!

** Stay tuned for an update on wedding plans, pictures from our BHM bulletin board, and pictures of my classroom that I  never put up at the beginning of the year. 


  1. I was going to say that I noticed you wrote your married name! Does it make you excited every time you see it?? :)

    Everything is super cute. You are so matchy matchy!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. Hi there,I love your bag and congrats on getting married soon. Just found you and am your newest follower! Come visit me I'm so new to blogging and would love the input. Have a great Saturday!
    ~ vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Love the Thiry-One matching accessories! I haven't seen anyone else with those as I travel the links, and they are making me want one of those bags even more...

  4. I need to get a pencil/pen pouch if I cannot find anything around the house, as I just purchased two 31 totes as well. I do not want pens or markers to leak into the new bags!!! Did not realize 31 had those also. Thanks for sharing:):)

    Two Fulbright Hugs
    Teacher Timesavers

  5. Love 31. I have the same tote but different pattern.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan