Monday, January 9, 2012

Clutter Free Classroom Project - Week 1 Challenge

Sorry to post twice in one day, but I'm catching up from last week and then being out of town this weekend.  

I am in serious need of some organization in my classroom (and home...but that's a whole different story!)  I am hoping to participate in the Clutter-Free Classroom Project.  This week's challenge was to take before pictures of my mess.  No judging, please.  They are awful...and I'm very embarrassed...but the first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem.  Here's my problems.

This, unfortunately, is my desk.  On a good day.  I am the pile queen and have been as long as I can remember.  There are piles similar to this all over my classroom.

This is my desk from the other side, looking back onto my AC unit (which I completely clear before the fire marshall comes...) and the top of my filing cabinets.  

My guided reading kidney table and front left corner of my classroom.

Right front corner..cubbies and bookcases.

Behind my guided reading table...stuff gets stuffed and stacked back there.  Behind the curtain on the bookcase is AWFUL.

To the left of my guided reading table...the bookcase with a broken shelf that has been stuffed with piles...piles...and papers.

I so need help!!


  1. Haha, you are making me laugh out loud reading this post! I too am a pile queen. Don't you love how concealing curtains can be :) I'm looking forward to your progess!

    Living A Wonderful Life

  2. Thanks for linking up. I was excited to see my website on your computer. hee hee ❤Jodi from...
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

  3. I am pile queen too! I walked into a classroom a week before school started set up by a very unorganized person. It drives me nuts!
    Stories From Second

  4. Ok your room does NOT look that bad.
    Trust me, I see tons of rooms as a sub and there is one in a second grade class that I would love to nominate to Hoarders or maybe just like leave post it notes everywhere directing her to The Clutter-Free Classroom lol.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  5. Thanks so much for The Versatile Blogger award!! It means a lot to me:)

    Uggh, I'm taking on the clutter-free classroom challenge as well, I might be a hopeless


  6. That dreaded teachers desk is always a problem. Other than that your in pretty good shape.

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

  7. I love your blog! Cute curtain... I could use some of those in prime places around my room to hide some of my clutter!