It's already Friday! That first week of school went super fast! My kiddos are picking up on my expectations pretty quickly, so it's looking like it will be a good year! I've had a couple of little ones give me problems, but nothing major.
I think my two biggest goals this year are organization and classroom management (who doesn't have those goals though!).
With my ADD I really need to focus on the organization though. I've been trying to keep lists and I've made a "teacher binder" that has EVERYTHING in my life in it! I've also created a sub binder to keep all of that fun stuff organized, and I've been trying to straighten up my desk/classroom a little bit each day. I always feel terrible when people walk into my room and see my piles of things everywhere. They must think I'm the messiest teacher ever! The truth is I tend to get distracted and set things down and wander off to do something else. Today I stayed after school and cleared off my desk though. I was proud of myself for that! I've also been reading The Clutter-Free Classroom and trying to get some ideas there.
So I guess my goal of this post is to see what ideas for organization you have! Any tried and true tricks to stay organized in a chaotic school??
Oh, and to finish the post I'll include my cupcake from this week! We did a first grade lunch today, with a Mexican theme. My cupcakes don't have a mexican theme, they were just yummy!