I created this .ppt when I changed the organization on my 5th grade students desks and materials.
After countless days prompting them to stop playing in their desks, my students lost the privilege of their desks; they were given cardboard magazine files to sit on their desks (their toolboxes) to hold all of the materials they would need regularly throughout the day. All other materials were placed in their cubbies against the wall (their "lockers"). It was a HUGE success!!!
At our school, they will get lockers next year anyway, so it was a great lesson in responsibility and teaching them to "BE PREPARED" with their materials for each class, just as they would for Junior High. The final page of the .ppt was taped to their toolboxes so they would have no excuses for not being prepared or knowing what the routine/expectations for the class day were.