I have an unwritten (until now, I suppose) resolution to get myself more organized in the classroom. I have a tendency to be a last-minute-fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-wow-that-worked-despite-my-crazy-disorganized-ways kind of a teacher (who am I kidding — every aspect of my life is that way).
But, I spent about 8 hours in my classroom last Sunday getting organized. The paper monster on one of my tables was tamed and beaten into submission. Now it is merely a 2 foot high pile of “To Be Filed” papers. (Yes, I know that’s not actually a good thing!) The sense of peace and breathing room I feel now that I can see the surface of my desk and the storage unit behind my desk is fantastic.
I didn’t get enough actual curriculum organized but still I accomplished something and it’s working.
I’m realistic enough to wonder when I’ll get swept under again. I hope that I’ll be able to remember that a few hours of decluttering is an amazing sanity saver.