I went through all of the standards and used 'key words' as my hanging folder labels. I thought about using the actual standard, but then I figured that it would be easier to quickly find what I needed if I used the key words. Then, I put the folders in alphabetical order.
In each folder I keep all of the activities that correspond with that standard. I am also able to keep a few books in each folder.
|This folder is for habitats.|
|This folder is for living and non-living.|
All of the books for each standard don't fit in the folders, so I just put one or two in there. I also went through all of my unit books and typed up a list of the books I have for each standard:
|This is one of the pages from my science book list.|
I keep this book list in the last folder in the bin so that I can quickly see what books I have for whatever standard I am teaching.
As I was putting the pictures in this post, I realized that they all happened to be of science materials. I just want to clarify that my social studies materials are also in this bin. I didn't separate the two subjects within the bin, just put all of the science and social studies folders together in alphabetical order.
I hope this gives you some ideas! Is there an organization method that you use that you really like?