This post is part of the Clutter Free Classroom Project.
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Every fall I swear to myself I will be organized. Every year after winter break I realize I let it get away from me. Hopefully this challenge will help!
Antoinette has opted out of this challenge. She is feeling a little overwhelmed right now. :)
A little background info about my classroom:
-It is the 4th classroom I have been in since I have been at my school. It will be my long term classroom, unless I change grade levels. (YEAH!)
-I have to keep my teacher desk and the half round table. Principal says!
Here are the pics of my clutter: (Forewarning there are a lot!)
|My pen organization!|
|My desk top. There are layers. |
For those of you with a clean desk every Friday,
as Antoinette would say sarcastically with a laugh and a smile, "Bite me."
|Look a clear spot!|
|My laptop table. In my classroom last year I didn't have one of these. |
I don't know if I like it. This one I could get rid of, if I wanted to.
|Mentor text bookshelf. A new purchase from this fall.|
|Behind my desk. This is stuff I still haven't unpacked from the fall.|
Do I REALLY need it?
|Still more stuff behind my desk.|
|I thought this would help my desk clutter.|
Does it look like it helped?
|There is even a bin under my desk of papers to be filed.|
|Inside the desk I have to keep.|
|I swear in August this looked great...|
|This is a deep drawer. I just can't figure out how to use them correctly.|
|This is the back of the deep drawer.|
|This is the student work turn in station by the end of winter break.|
|My tall coat closet.|
|My purse goes in here somewhere.|
|I have tons of buckets. |
They hold things like name tags, labels, sticky clips, etc.
|The dreaded bottom shelf.|
|The good news is, I just close the door.|
Clutter all gone!
|This is the cabinet above the sink. |
Where do you store a year's worth of Kleenex?
And the other part are Pringles cans. (I will post about those another time.)
|Craft storage, Pringles cans, and left over science kit supplies.|
|An unclear pic of the labels I have on every cabinet and drawer.|
|Class library storage.|
And a shout out to Ladybug Teacher Files for the awesome crayon storage idea!
|Scissors, writing, and glue. Custodian says it can't be in their desks.|
|I bought these thinking I could use them.|
I don't know what to do with them though?
|My nemesis- the half round table. My students use the mini laptops here.|
|Math manipulatives storage. It doesn't scream organized like I hoped it would.|
|More math manipulatives. As well as the side of the Science kits.|
|That globe. Where do you store it so it won't be in the way?|
|The most organized corner of my room. :)|
|Seasonal decor storage. Looks horrible, but is very functional.|
|The other half of my classroom library.|
|Where I store my printed resources. |
I would LOVE to go paperless and just have it electronically.
That takes lots of time though.
|I have two file cabinets, a 4 drawer and a 2 drawer.|
These are labeled and organized.
|What do you do with the stuff kids give you?|
|Look at how organized my copies are! Shocking.|
|My poster storage. It seems like this awesome unit should keep me organized.|
|But, I discovered this set of student newspapers where I didn't expect them to be.|
I have been searching for them since NOVEMBER.
Best of luck decluttering your space!