This little corner drives me kinda crazy you'll see why in the next picture. By the way my anchor chart happen to fall as I was taking the picture and since my camera was going to die I didn't bother taking another.
So I bought this cart to actually organize my math games and now it is one big ole' mess! I have failed to put away the math games in their labeled drawer and I also have too many math games now to all fit. Eeek! This may be the worst of it but there is still some ugly left to show.
My listening center needs to be reorganized. Right now my headphones just hand and get tangled. My books/tape/CD's are mostly organized and put in ziploc bags.
This area looks cluttered. The cubbies which is mostly my crap looks bad and my desk is hidden behind this mess.
This is my desk area very crowded. I wish I could move my desk but I'm not allowed to because all the extension cords for the phone, computer, printer are there and they don't want to have to move them. I asked at the beginning of the year. :( So I could either have it like I do or push it up against the wall which would cover part of the bullitin board and white board. Seriously who designs classroom?! Certainly not teachers...
These bins Monday-Friday bins were intending to keep me more organized with paper work and materials needed for class and they did last year. I don't know why I'm not really keeping up with it this year but this needs to be organized. The bottom shelves are filled with word work centers for each week, theme, and season. They are organized but stuff gets crammed beside it which makes this area messy. If you are wondering about the beak and snood it was for a Thanksgiving play I was in and I have yet to put it away...it's about time.
There is usually my students work hanging in this area but since I took these pictures the first day back there is not anything up. The cubbies are my main issue. My students have not kept them very clean. But this was an easy fix and we cleaned them up today!
This is my word work cart which can get slightly messy on top. I would like to keep it a little more organized.
This is where I place my word work that my students must do for the day. They always have a must do and if they finish then they may pick another activity. They are labeled Monday-Friday so the kids know where to find their games. Sometimes when I'm busy I just stick things in the other folders on the top that I don't use as much. I would like to de clutter the folders on the top to keep this organized.
My large closet is a giant mess. This is kinda embarrassing. When I open it things might fall out...not a good sign. I have so many text books I don't know what to do with them all. They won't all fit my students cubbies or desks. Then I have holiday stuff, games, and random other items. Okay this might be worse than my math centers. Yikes! I look like a hoarder!
Most of the cabinets are clean and have labeled bins in them. I worked hard to organize this summer but some of it has not kept as organized as I intended it to. I also don't like putting things on top of the cabinets but I don't feel like I have enough room. My guided reading table always has the latest project on it and as you can see I was busy tearing out Envision math pages.
This is under my guided reading table and is everything I need for guided reading and conferences. I was kinda cringing during my classroom photo shoot and wanted to show you I can stay organized!
This is another shot to prove I'm not a complete mess. My library is organized and stays that way because I have a class librarian that puts books away. I also am getting a whole library of new non-fiction books in a few weeks from my Donors Choose. I think I'll fit them to the left of these bookshelves but I don't even have shelves so I really don't know where they will go. I will need help when they come in to figure out where they can go.
Thank you so much for looking at my giant mess. Now that I have uploaded the pictures I realize this de-cluttering process really needs to begin. I'm going to try to keep up with each challenge every week. Hopefully these pictures will hold me accountable!