Organizing your teacher bag for preschool

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I think I have hundreds teacher bags laying around. I get them from all sorts of places but mostly from conferences I attend.

Several months ago, I shared how we organize our teaching materials for the week. My main purpose in using a teacher bag is to make transitions between activities go smoothly and to keep essential tools at my fingertips…

I use it to keep things handy like scissors, a permanent marker, glue, and a few other items that are a must have.  I always keep a favorite book stashed away in my teacher bag too…

I often keep a stuffed animal or puppet in the bag too when I need a little helper to get the children’s attention…

I also may keep pieces of an activity we are going to do in the bag so I can easily pull them out when I am ready to use them…

The thing about a teacher bag is that it can get disorganized pretty quick so I clean my bag out just about every day so I am not spending time in front of the children digging around in the bottom of my bag trying to find my stuff.

For me, a teacher bag isn’t a way to organize my lesson plan materials for the week, as I have suggested in my previous post.  It is instead a way to carry the things I need on a daily basis to keep the classroom day and transitions throughout the day running smoothly.

Check out this teacher bag!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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