So I am participating in Clutter Free Clasroom's Organization Challenge. I am embarrassed by how awful some of my room really is, so I admit that I didn't take pictures of everything. I will start off by saying that I have an awful closet/room attached to my classroom which is awesome for storage but horrible for actually keeping things cleaned up. It was a mess and chock full when I started and slowly my FABULOUS aide has been spending her free moments picking it up and sorting through, literally, BOXES of rocks! Oh, and I inherited 4 filing cabinets full of stuff that I have been slowly picking through.
Anyway, I have a lot more stuff in my classroom that I realize I didn't take pictures of but I figure I owe it to myself to showcase the three WORST parts of the room.
#1: My Desk
#2: Annoying (+ugly!) storage which is poorly used:
#3: Bookcase. I am so sad that this made the list since I teach one double period of ELA. :( I had to make my own bookshelves to bring in, so that set me back. I also didn't have ANY books AT ALL in the room. They had NO "free choice" type of books in the room, or available. Every one of these books are ones that I have purchased at library book sales, so that part I am especially proud of. I am proud that I have been able to create a class library. But, what I DON'T like is how it's organized. Or the labels...which I quickly stuck on and now they are falling apart and down and all around. Anyway, here it is:
Anyway, as you can see, my classroom needs some love! I hope there's a good solution coming up from Clutter Free Classroom this week because right now my room seems so annoying!
Anyway, happy weekend to all!