Getting Organized!

I love every new year how I think that THIS is going to be the year where I get organized.  This year is no different…well, I guess it kind of is because I’ve actually started organizing things.  But only because of the snow.  We’ve had 3 snow days now and one 2 hour delay so far.  I love 2 hour delays because I can get a few things done in those two hours before the kiddos come to school.  During our delay last week, I decided to get going on Tammy’s #TeachersGetOrganized2015 challenge.


I’m about 1/2 way done organizing, but I started with my desk (I still need to work on my binders).

Here is the before of my desk:

Going from a messy desk to an organized one!

The Before!

This is by no means the worst that its been, I had cleaned it off just before break, so I didn’t have as many papers and extras to put away, but I did need to get some other things put away.

My binders, new pencil/file holder, and my new post-it note organizer!

I got my binders all cleaned off so that when I grab them, nothing falls off! I also got this great pencil/folder organizer at Target (my fav!!).  I stuck some dry erase labels I got on clearance at Office Depot this summer so I could label what goes in each section.  I also got this great cereal bowl from Target (in the plastic dishes area).  I figured it would hold small-ish things.  When I realized just how many post-it notes I had, I decided to dedicate this little container to them. 🙂

Kristen's Kindergarten

 (Top Left) I got a black wicker basket and it now holds my stickers, a few yoga DVD’s, a timer, and my “for school” apple slicer.  (Top Right) I found these great letters at Michael’s.  The “K” is for my first name -or- Kindergarten! It is powered by two AAA batteries and it lights up…so cute!  I think it was $12.99 and it can be decorated behind the light bulbs (one day when I get a chance!).  The “P” was from the $1 spot at Michael’s too.  I thought I needed to represent my last name. 🙂

Kristen's Kindergarten

This is the after picture. I still need to work on the drawers and organizing the binders on top of my desk, but this is a start.  I’m going to try really hard to keep it this way too. The other thing I did for myself to help keep things clean was to sign up for  I was able to get rid of my lesson plan book {even though I REALLY want one from Erin Condren} off my desk which freed up TONS of space.  I can do all my plans online now and even upload files there!  I can see it at home and school and don’t have to lug anything around.  SO happy that I am using it. 🙂

I’ll be posting more pictures soon once I get some things organized!


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

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