A little bit of background information....I have been working as a para since 2006. The first three years, I had a "home base"...a desk and computer of my own. Last year, they took away my desk because they had a shortage of teacher desks. I was upset about it at first, but it ended up working out OK. I go into different classrooms all day (usually we go to 7), and last year, I carried a 2-inch binder hold all my papers instead of carrying around several folders. That worked out great, because I could keep track of weekly agendas for each class, notes from faculty meetings, papers & activities for the whole 6 weeks, had spare notebook paper for note taking, and a pencil pouch. I ended up getting a pencil box towards the middle of the second semester, and loved having that to keep my pens (I'm a pen freak), hole punch, and notecards (I'm a notecard freak, too). The only drawback to all this was the binder was big & heavy (I cleaned it out after each MP). I'm trying to improve on what I did last year. I'm debating on whether or not to carry some kind of tote. I liked having all the things I needed in the binder, but I think I need to downsize. Maybe, with a tote, I can use separate folders for each class & use a smaller binder for the agendas. For those paras who have to go to different classes, how do you stay organized? Share your tips!