|My Christmas gift from my best friend.|
It's official! I will be retiring from the classroom at the end of the next school year. My application for Early Retirement was voted on and accepted by the school board last night. I have been teaching at the same school for the past 24 years, and I have been teaching 4th grade for the past 16. It may take 517 days for me to clean out my classroom.
Clutter is an issue for me. Take a look at my desk. I rarely sit here, so it ends up being a dumping ground for all the papers and other junk that I use throughout the day. Managing the paperwork, whether it is student papers or district reports can be overwhelming. To be honest though, grading and completing reports in a timely manner has always been an issue for me. I would so much rather be planning and creating something new, that I often procrastinate on dealing with paperwork. I am also slow when it comes to checking papers. While I see others whip through a stack of papers, it takes me a lot longer to read and think about student work.
What are your secrets for dealing with classroom clutter and paper work?
This is Day 6 of the 20 Day Blogging Challenge: What is one thing you wish you were better at?