I LOVE organizing, being organized and helping others organize. So this summer when I found the blog and website, Clutter-Free Classroom, I was super excited. I discovered so many new classroom organization tips and theme ideas. It was wonderful!
A few weeks ago, I received a blog update about the 2013 Clutter-Free Classroom Project. I have received many comments from colleagues about the organization in my room, so I figured I wouldn’t be participating in the project. Then an email came on Monday about the newest challenge – organizing the teacher desk/work area. I looked at my desk/computer area and this is what I saw:
I didn’t like all the files on my desk, many of the binders on the shelf I wasn’t using on a regular basis and the bulletin board was getting crowded. So I decided to take the challenge and make some changes. The biggest move was I brought over some file cabinets that were on the other side of the room. Then I moved all the files into the file cabinets. I put away the binders I wasn’t using and got rid of some papers on the bulletin board. Here is what my desk looks like now:
I feel so much better when I see this picture. I make sure my desk looks like this every day before I leave school. I only keep out the binders I really need every day and make sure papers get filed as soon as I am done with them. What do you think?