Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Blog Design and Joining the Clutter Free Classroom Project

First off, I am SOOOOO thrilled to have a new blog design!  I started this blog about a year ago and have done everything myself.  I've learned a lot but my artistic ability isn't all that great!  Misty and Erika over at Honey Bunch Blog Design helped me out and they did a fabulous job!  I am still tweaking a few things that I want to change but it is mostly finished... YIPPEE!  Here's their button if you want to check them out.
On another note, I am starting the Clutter Free Classroom Project.  These first couple of weeks involved taking pictures of the "clutter".  I took some pictures of my classroom (and some close up shots...) here are a few of them.  I am not the most organized person and I'm not the messiest either.  I'm kind of  a tweeny... is that a word??
I have actually felt more organized this year than I ever had which is crazy when you think about it- I feel like I am working two jobs at times but yet I am more organized.  I'm not really sure how that works.  I do know one thing.  Mel, from over at the pond, had a blog post at the beginning of the school year and one thing she said she does to stay organized with paperwork is to- ONLY TOUCH IT ONCE.  Who knew that this could be such an awesome tip.  When I get my mail, or have papers from somewhere, I have been learning to just put it away- right away- this has been very helpful to me this year.

Anyway, here are a few pics...




Okay... so not too bad so far... here are some close ups on some problem areas- Time to open up the drawers!





OUCH!!  There are things in here that I haven't touched in 8 years...


Well, I do have some more that I will share later.  But, I think this is a good start.  I don't want to freak myself out too bad during the first week!

3 comments:

  1. The behind the scenes stash spots are my problem too!! Here's to organizing them!!!
    Good luck with the project,
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  2. Hi JD, I just found your blog through HoneyBunch, and I LOVE your new, "loud" design! I'm a musician, so naturally, I love it. I'm looking forward to future posts, since I'm working toward becoming a reading specialist.

    Jessica
    The Learning Metamorphosis


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    1. Thank you so much! They did a great job!
      Jennie

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