Today I thought I would show you my desk area. It will never be this clean and organized again...so enjoy!
I spend more time at work during the school year than I do at home, so I need my space to be comfy and cozy with a few personal touches. Things that make me smile...family photos, quotes from Pinterest, and more of that silly garland that I made.
Here's a close-up of my shelf with my favorite teacher books, office supplies, etc. Now imagine it with piles and piles of papers that I know I shouldn't throw away but don't really know what to do with either...that's reality!
Here's one thing I could never live with out-- my Raskog cart from Ikea. It's my portable teacher desk. I wheel it to my teacher table when I work with small groups; I wheel it to the kids' tables when I conference; I wheel it to my easel when I'm teaching whole group. It has everything I need, so I don't have to waste time running around the room trying to find things.
The top shelf has pens, pencils, stapler, date stamp, scissors, etc.
The middle shelf has teaching and assessment aides--magnetic letters, pointers, flashcards, etc.
The bottom shelf has all of my monitoring notebooks and anecdotal notes.
I've had it for 2 years now and can honestly say that I'm in love. Even if the middle shelf is a little wonky because I cannot put Ikea stuff together without messing something up...Oh well...nobody's perfect.
School starts in exactly one week for me. That thought is absolutely terrifying. I think I'll go to bed and try not to think about it.