When I first started student teaching, I interned with an older teacher and she had her classroom organized down to the minute. It was impressive, she even had a student job who would let her know when five minutes were left in class. Yeah, I am still not that organized but I did gain a lot of insight from her.
One thing I
Last semester, I got busy at the beginning of the year and didn't follow through with bellwork, this led to an unorganized entrance to art, and it bad beginning to the start of our class hour. I made sure to restart this again this semester and it has worked really well.
Unrelated, here are some art history paper mache letters that my seventh grade students made last semester that turned out extremely well.
My class this semester has been jumping into the Google Classroom world and I love it! What about you, what new things are you doing with your classroom this year?