My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.



October 8, 2013

Trying to contain the chaos

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I know, I know.

It's always been part of my life.

I bring it on myself. I claim that I can't find time to organize.

Well... that's not true.  I have the time, but

I do other (more fun!) things instead.

But then it starts to get to me.

CHAOS:  In the classroom

  • student materials in need of reorganizing (did take care of that today)
  • library ... half at home, most on shelves, most labeled, not quite in boxes... barely even touched
  • papers for a binder laying on top of the binder
CHAOS:  At home
  • the drawer full of bills and papers to be filed
  • the socks that need pairing and rolling 
  • the pile of sheets pulled from beds on Thursday
Since we survived a crazy homecoming week with two teenage girls,

I'll take every drop of sympathy I can get this week....


(can you hear the violin music in the background?)

  • "You need more sleep!"
  • "It's not that bad!"
  • "You've had a lot going on!"
  • "Do you feel okay?  You seem out of it."
Maybe after a cold beverage, a funny sitcom, a soak in the tub and a full night of sleep....

I'll feel a little better

Less whiny 

and more 

motivated

to clear a little bit of the chaos.

4 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post and knowing someone else is feeling chaos and is hopeful to clear the chaos. We can do it.

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  2. Chris keep having fun the other stuff isn't going any where!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I needed to read that today! At some point, I just felt overwhelmed at everything that needed to get done. I connected so much to this piece!

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  4. Glad to hear that someone else fights the chaos war! It's a constant and ongoing battle in my life!

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