Math = Love: Organizing Teaching Mementos

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Organizing Teaching Mementos

Since I started teaching, I have kept all of the notes and pictures from students. When I'm having a bad day, I can look through these and remember why it is I do this crazy job on a daily basis. Until recently, these have lived in an over-flowing file folder.

When I was in Oklahoma City for the Teacher of the Year Ceremony, I picked up a decorative box at Tuesday Morning. I had two requirements when looking for a box: the box had to have a cute design, and the box had to hold letter-sized paper.

Now my teaching mementos are easier to look through and cute when sitting on the shelf!


  1. One school I worked at had all the teachers create what was called the "Sunshine File." This is where we put mementos and other positive reminders of why we teach. I kept the file folder until moving overseas. Here in SE Asia, we have A4 sized plastic folders with closures. These are actually called "Clear bags" (They are made of heavy plastic, with a snap closure.) This is my Sunshine file while ,living overseas :-)

    We all need those reminders on a regular basis.

  2. This is a cute way to bright up your day.