Monday, January 9, 2012

My Work Bag the most popular post of 2011 was my Organized Work Bag that I use between home and my classroom. As I brought it to school this morning, I noticed how "full" it was and how much stuff actually fits inside! When I first showed you my bag, I did not show you what the inside looks like. So, here you go...

This is what the bag looked like this morning with all of my weekly Centers material.

Besides all of that paper, I have my Lesson Plan book, sight words, assessment material, and a binder to file the Centers material into (eventually!!) all in the small hanging file tub.

Here is a shot of the file tub. I also have a 3-hole punch and a copy of Step By Step: A Guide to Microsoft Office Professional 2010. I know...what a geek but we have the new version on our school laptops and I want to know how to use/ utilize every part of it!!

Just look at how packed that file tub its...

So, I took the Centers material and binder out so we can use them this week. This left me with a lot more room in the file tub.

And then wiped out the bag 'cause it was dirty!!

I also cleaned out the pockets. These hold my sticky notes, wipe out tape, scissors, tape, rubber cement and my collection of sharpies. (Can you even be a teacher without Sharpies...Love Them!!)

Here's a look at the back. It has 2 more pockets that I try to keep empty...just in case!

Now, it's all cleaned out and ready for a new week.

Until it's time to go home...I tried!!


  1. I am so glad you posted this! I stumbled across your original post about your bag about two weeks ago. That same night I won an auction on ebay for the same style bag. I can't wait for it to come in! It should be here any day now. I'm so glad you shared this because I have never been able to find a bag that can hold everything I carry back and forth and last longer than a few months. I have high hopes for this one! I will be sharing a post about it as soon as it gets in!

  2. These bags are great! I have 2 and a smaller one that I use the same way to organize all of our homeschool stuff.

  3. I love that you shared about the file folder tub! I have been trying to figure out something that would make it stand up rather than flop over. This is just the info I needed. THANK YOU!

    Mrs Poland
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  4. I also love the file folder tub! Keeps all the papers organized and there are less chances of them getting torn. Thanks for sharing your bag!

    The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate

  5. Just bought this SAME bag! It just came in the mail this week & I am super excited. My old bag broke (laptop bag), so it was perfect timing for this reorganizing. I am glad that I can now place a binder in my bag & it NOT pinch my arm when I put the strap on my shoulder (which happened with my old bag, as it was not as big). I am LOVING the space. I saw the file tub idea on another blog as well - thank you for sharing that idea as well - will have to try that to see if it works for me, as well!

    Two Fulbright Hugs
    Teacher Timesavers

  6. I've done the same thing to my 31 bag. I love your design.

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

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