2. Personal Space
The cubbies hold the things we use every day...my teacher's manuals, the kiddos' workbooks, reading books, and other misc. every day supplies. Each person has his/her own personal space (including me). This helps cut down on missing, misplaced, or lost items. If a cubby is messy or cluttered, there is no one to blame, but the person to whom the space belongs.
5. Biblical School Room Reminders
I used to teach in the public school and having a list of reminders (or rules) for my classroom always helped things to run smoothly.
In school speak...
#1 corresponds with "Always do your best."
#2 corresponds with "Follow Directions".
#3 corresponds with "Be polite, courteous, and respectful of others and their property."
#4 corresponds with "Be helpful to your friends."
#5 corresponds with "Use kind words and actions."
To read more about our school room transformation, please check out this post.