Posts Tagged ‘Organizing’


I have been meaning to get into my classroom and get organizing my cabinets, bookshelf, etc. and they have been doing major work in there. So, I haven’t been able to go into my classroom. ugh. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to go in for an hour or two. If I do there will be a post coming up about that! Today I am going to make a “to-do” list and write down everything I need to do so I am not running around like a chicken with his head cut off! Hopefully I will be able to work on some LRP and tests/quizzes. I thankfully have all my Bible and Science curriculum here at home so I can work on it! We will see how it goes.

I have decided this year on a dog theme for my classroom. It is what I did my first classroom in so I already have some things. I am toying with a few ideas. I am currently looking for medium size baskets for my students to have next year to hold their crayons, scissors, and other “artsy” things.” Last year I made them put them in the back and it really stopped a lot of unnecessary messes and playing in their desks.

Well, that was some needless ramblings. I feel a little more motivated to get started! I have been enjoying my summer and now it is time to start focusing more on school.

Are you doing anything different this year in your classroom? What is your theme?


Christian Family Guide to Organizing Your Life by James S. Bell, Jr.

This book is about like the title says organizing your life. The majority of the book is how to organize your house and how that helps you have a more organized life. The last little bit is about organizing your papers, email, and computer to help organize your life. The one thing this book states that is very important is that you don’t become magically organized. It is an effort that begins with you. If you do not start getting organized now, you never will be. This book has a lot of good tips on how to keep your home and life organized. Some parts are extreme (like having a file folder for every day of the week to organize your papers), but some people might need that. Having been written in 2003, this book is a little outdated. It talks about people having “palm-tablets” and leaves out some great tools that have been invented in recent years. The section on organizing your home was excellent and was a great read with some really good tips on how to help keep your home organized. I would recommend the book to anyone who is looking to organize his life a little more.