Thursday, January 5, 2012

Clutter Free Classroom Project

I am sooooooooooo excited to join the Clutter Free Classroom Project!  As soon as I heard about it, I knew it was something I had to do, after all it is my biggest new years resolution!  I did a whole series of posts on how I organized myself (search or use the tag Organization to find them) but I have a lot more to do.  There have also been a TON of changes in my state and district since I wrote those and I need to re-organize with those changes in mind as well.   


My before pictures: 

 Wasted unorganized bookshelf space

 Shelves behind my desk :( 

 Counter behind my desk

 The top of my filing cabinets collects a lot of random clutter.



Messy desk drawers...I really don't use the inside of my desk

Here is this weeks prompt to respond to:

What were your thoughts when you took your before pictures? Was your "current state of affairs" better or worse than you thought. What are you most excited about tackling?

I don't feel too overwhelmed by these pictures.  I think I'm better off than I thought...I feel so disorganized though!  My shelves need to be straightened but if I had 5 minutes, they would at least look neater.  I think my biggest problem is with my systems, not my room appearance.  I'm most excited about organizing lesson materials for the week and my assessments.  Visit Clutter-Free Classroom to join in! 

12 comments:

Clutter-Free Classroom said...

Hi Becky! Thanks for linking up. It looks like you have some great shelving that you can work with when we start putting things away. :)

❤Jodi from...
★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
Helping Teachers Get Organized

swf said...

Hi Becky - thanks for following my blog - I just began following yours. I have shelves similar to yours and they do tend to become catch-alls. I'm hoping bins or something will help with that.
spedventures

Ms.M said...

Oh it's not too bad. Jodi's right it looks like you have some good storage. Now you just have to find a good system to keep it all organized.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

JJ said...

I'm a new follower. I can't wait to see more.

JJ

http://guide2math.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

I think we all feel like our rooms are worse than they are. My desk drawers are the same as yours - I just throw stuff in there and really don't use them the way I should!

Marvelous Multiagers!

bnwalton said...

I'm a new follower and found you via the linky! Looks like you are a piler, just like me! Any flat space in my desk area or non student area is fair game! I think your room looks really good :)

Bonnie
Living A Wonderful Life

Elizabeth said...

I'm with Jill...I think we all think it's worse than it really is. Looking through some of these pictures makes me feel as if I'm not alone. I'm posting my pictures tomorrow...I'm scared :)

Elizabeth~ Your newest follower

Fun in Room 4B

kmrahtz said...

Hi Becky- I'm a new follower. I'm so happy that I found your blog! I'm a first year K-6 Resource teacher in California. It is so nice to know that there is a blog out there with helpful tips specifically for me.
Thanks,
Kristen

Kristin said...

I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
krissyskindergarten.blogspot.com

Haley said...

I have awarded you the Versatile blogger award! C'mon by my blog to pick it up!

Haley
followingoptimism.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

I started decluttering my house this year through a blog I found on Pinterest...good for you for decluttering your classroom! That's a tough one for me. I am awarding you the Liebster Award. Check out my blog for details.

A First Grade Teacher's Passions and Obsessions@
http://ateachersobsessions.blogspot.com/

Ms. D said...

Hi! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Hop over to claim your award! Happy Blogging!

http://superlativesix.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award-saltdough-projects.html

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