I am sure you are just like me - You have tons of resources, but need an easy, simple way to organize it all. I will be specifically talking about how I organize the activities my students complete during 'independent practice'. The first thing I did was narrow it down to three main items that I have my students complete:

- Math Games
- Math Task Cards
- Interactive Math Notebook Pages

I then labeled them 'Games, Task Cards, and Notebook'. It was very convenient since there are three drawers per organizer. I even color coded them by standard :) The green pictured above is 3.NBT items. I will share with you a free PDF file with the labels at the end of the post.

**Games**drawer with games related to the math topic. Pictured above is a collection of multiplication/division games. These are not all the games that I have, but they are the ones that I want to have quick access to. I plan to switch them out later on. You will notice that there is a black binder inside this drawer. It contain the recording sheets and answer sheets.

**Notebook**drawer I have math foldables related to the math topic. I have gone ahead and made copies, so all I have to do is pull out the foldable I want my students to work on.

.... Now that you see how I plan to organize my math materials, let me share with you how I set up the choices for my students.

I bought the small paper bins at the Target dollar spot a few summers back. I have

**Two Math Games**for students to choose from. I also have a bin with materials needed on the desk.

Let me share with you where my students go for independent practice...

The largest number of students that I have at independent practice is 6. This works out great, because students can make 2 groups of 3 when they play a math game. They have two different spots they can go to. The first one pictured is 3 student desks put together (I wish I had an actual table). The second one pictured is at the carpet (I bought at Wal-Mart!).

- Learn about my math workshop routine
- View my 3rd Grade TASK Cards & Games BUNDLE!
- Download labels for 3rd grade OR blank editable labels

Thank you for reading!