Today I started cleaning my classroom…
because I usually put it off and then it’s the last day of school and I’m like “Fuuuuuu-“(sidebar: totally cursed in front of students today. Not the F word, but a serious curse (Crucio? No) In my defense we had just dropped a puddle of dye on the classroom floor and only a few students were there. It’s my one. Let’s pretend it never happened).
ANYWHOZZLE: I have a lot of crap in my classroom. My goal next year is to be more organized. I always get caught up on the least important kinds of organization, though. I’m like, “I MUST label all my paper bins so that students know what paper goes in what bin.” Meanwhile, I have a mountain of ungraded projects where my desk supposedly is, but hasn’t been seen since October.
I really am determined to cut down on loose papers and random piles next year, though. Part of the problem in my classroom is that there isn’t a lot of space. I end up piling things up or throwing them in a drawer/cabinet. So, any tips (real ones, not just a link to 5001 ways to stay organized, please) for ways to get, and more importantly, STAY organized in the classroom?