Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dum...Dum..Dum. The Before Pictures

I survived the Bachelorette party festivities.  I think I am getting too old for this.  Nah, we didn't get too wild and crazy but we stayed at this pretty sweet cabin in the mountains.  It had a hot tub and everything.  I felt like I was on the Jersey Shore. I don't have a lot of pictures yet, but here I am with the bride and one of my best friends Kayla. We've known each other for over 10 years!  I'm excited for the wedding festivities next weekend.  (Minus freezing in the bridesmaid dress)

Anyway on to teaching.  That is what this blog is mainly about, right?  

I decided to take part in the Clutter Free Classroom Project.  

Clutter-Free Classroom

When I saw the challeng for this week, I literally cringed.  I mean, you want me to take pictures of my cluttered classroom?  Then post them on here?  Whoa, my credibility is going out the window.  
I am far from organized and I have so much clutter. Just you wait.  Not to mention I am not very neat and organized in my personal life.  I just wasn't blessed with that gift.  

 My school has been around since the 60s.  In fact I am teaching in my former 5th grade classroom.  Yep, I learned how to long divide in that room.  So there is a lot of stuff in there. I moved into this room three years ago.  I find new things all the time.  Wait, that's in here?  Look what I found in the back of a cabinet before Christmas Break.

I was excited with this discovery!  They still work! Needless to say, my students said "what is that???"  Ugh. 

My room was so neat at the beginning of the year. Check it. 

This year my class seems like the biggest wreck ever since I have not had a single workday since school started.  Its bad guys. Its bad.  

So with all this said, don't judge me.  Seriously.  

We will start with the worst.  All of my math manipulative. Oh gosh. 

My students have not done a good job with keeping their library organized.  

I no longer have a desk and this is what happens. Stuff Everywhere.  I have to figure something out. 

Gosh this is bad. 

I could probably throw most of this stuff away.  

This closet cracks me up everytime.  I mean seriously?  

Oh gosh.  

So I wasn't lying. It's bad. 

So, this clutter free project is perfect for me.  I need a change.  

Don't stop following me after seeing those horrendous pictures.  I do have some redeeming qualities!  

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  


  1. Well at least you are acknowledging your fault and are working to change that! I'd say that is a big step!

    My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher

  2. 1. OMG!!! Gameboy!!! I LOVE & WANT!
    2. Girl, you need to call Clean House!! haha, it's really not that bad :) this project is perfect for you.
    Looking forward to the "After" pictures.

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
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  3. I remember having a Gameboy exactly like that! My kids would not even have a clue what that was though. I too am teaching in a classroom where I attended. It is strange, but neat at the same time. I am excited to see how the organization evolves in your classroom!

    Miss Klohn
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  4. So it looks like you have some great storage and just need some good tubs, or baskets. I have found that buying the same kinds does wonders for the eye. It all looks so clean and organized that way. Maybe that will help.

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

  5. I used to have a Gameboy just like that exactly I still have it and it still works sometimes. Your classroom is just well used. I am starting to think I need to join the project too. :) Hope it works.

    Apples and Papers

  6. No work days yet this school year!?! I can only imagine. As far as the classroom library, One Extra Degree had a suggestion about a class librarian. That way books get put back in the right spot. Good luck!



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