OK . . . let's be honest. What this REALLY means is that every year at this time I get very excited about all the tubs, buckets, trays, and bins at all my favorite discount stores and I spend my hard-earned money buying them to create "systems" for my classroom. You've seen my rainbow drawers. Seems like it should work, right? You should see what is filling my trunk right now. 12 new bins. A small shelving unit. 18 nineteen cent spiral notebooks (you know as well as I do that not all students will come with enough). Colored painters tape (Yes, I have a plan for it. In March. And, yes, I am going to create a "system" so I can find it then.)
But I have a little teaser about my late night purchases at one of my favorite stores last night . . . and I think I'll just have to make a little post about it later if all goes according to plan.
So . . . I'm sure I am the ONLY one here who has organizational issues. And I'm sure I'm the ONLY one who buys tubs, buckets, trays, and bins in the hopes that THIS YEAR will be different. And I'm sure I'm the ONLY one with a truck full of "quality educational materials" ready for a trip to school. So for all of you who just can't relate--I'm sorry.
For the rest of you--celebrate your addiction to ineffective organizational systems and know that you are not alone! Our hearts are in the right place--it's just the organizational genes apparently are not.
Have a great day!