I had a hard time picking which desk to share with you. I share my classroom desk with a couple other teachers, since we share a room, and I share my Tech Coach desk as well (and I actually haven’t really gotten settled there), so I decided to share my desk in the science office, which has been my home for the last 6+ years! I apologize for the blurry pictures. I’m going to blame them on my old phone, not my shaky hands. But I won’t apologize for the slightly controlled clutter you see: this is not a cleaned up version at all, but a normal look at how my desk looks on a typical day! As I was looking at all this, I actually realized I could stand to do some desk-cleaning! Many of those files are irrelevant and could be tossed! But many of these things I use quite frequently!
Here are some of my favorites:
1. Cold medicine (top little picture) – You never know when you’re going to need Airborne, Zicam, or cough drops!
2. K-Cups (2nd from the top) – Sometimes you just need an afternoon jolt of caffeine, and we are lucky enough to have a department Keurig machine.
3. Post its (3rd from the top) – Although I’m techy and trying to go paperless, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to part with these!
4. Blue spacemaker full of … wait for it … COLORED PENS! – The best motivation for tackling a big pile of papers to grade is a multitude of colorful options for grading pens. I’ve collected quite a few over the years, and just opening that blue spacemaker can take me to my happy place.