Amanda, thanks for your comment! If you have a small space, it's great to use space under tables, and on top of cabinets. I keep my math units in a tall lightweight bookshelf with cardboard magazine holders that are labeled on the side for each chapter. Other teachers have used a filing cabinet to condense it and keep it handy. We cover about one unit a week, so I like to keep them in a book shelf as opposed to on top of a cabinet, so I don't have to climb up every week.
The monthly/unit boxes have really worked for me. BUT I suggest trying it on for awhile maybe with just math and see how you like it. I tried filing things for about a month, gave up and then tried the monthly boxes and LOVED IT.
The black boxes with labels on the side came from a law office that went out of business and donated them to our school. You might be able to find them online like at Office Depot or Staples or if you know anyone that is a lawyer, ask them.
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