Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Good, Bad, and Ugly

My bud Holly, over at Crisscross Applesauce is hosting her first ever linky party!  I couldn't wait to join in!  So, without further ado... here is my:

Here's my:

 I should tell you that this isn't ALWAYS how my coatroom looks.  I walked back there while my kids were at Library to take a pic to put it under my "UGLY" category- but my kids pleasantly surprised me with a clean coatroom!  Wahoo!!
 Again, this isn't always how my art center looks- but I'm actually proud of them for putting the glue bottles back in a nice order instead of tossing them in the bin.  Everything looks good! 

Now it's time for...  the


 My inside recess area... ugh.  I'd love to know how other teachers keep this area organized.
Let's move on before I get hives...

 Ugh- double ugh.  I asked my principal for a sink in my classroom- and he delivered!  But, with a sink comes MESSES.  I try to teach my Kinders responsibility and wash out the sink when you are finished washing out a paint brush, or rinsing something off after a science experiment... but, life happens and sometimes it gets forgotten... and thus we get stains.  And sometimes clogs.  But, I'll keep my smile on my face because I LOVE LOVE LOVE having a sink in my classroom- it sure beats doing finger painting and then sending 5 and 6 yr olds DOWN THE STAIRS to the bathroom- because that equals paint on handrails, walls, doors, blah, blah, blah.

And now it's time for the


 my desk..... 
 a little closer....
 closer yet...
 THERE!  Do you see it?  That is what Holly calls a "crud collector" and I've got 2 of them lined up back to back!  It's where my book orders, highlights orders, field trip forms, thank you cards, school stationary, etc find a home.  I've seen all these blog posts about going teacher desk free- and I'd LOVE to do that- I would LOVE to have that extra space in my classroom for a fun little reading tent or something, but then where, oh where, would my book orders live??????

And, when I get a little braver... I'll show you one more UGLY that I was too ashamed to put on here.  I know, we all have one, but I have a closet that just lingers and stares at me and shouts DO SOMETHING... but I always ignore and blog hop instead :)

Thanks Holly for the fun linky party- and for putting up with my Good, Bad, and Ugly, I'll leave you with a little freebie- but it will only be up for 2 days- after that you can find it in my TPT or TN stores.

It's my Fact Families Math Station.  Click {HERE} to grab your copy!

Leave me a comment if you're able to use the fact families!  And don't forget to link up with Holly!


  1. Okay, your desk looks like it belongs under the "good"....just sayin'!

    What are we going to do about the crud collectors?!?

    Thanks for linking up...let's hope it's not just you and me partyin' down at the linky party!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. I don't think your desk is so bad! Mine right now is worse and I hate disorganization. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. I think your desk looks fine! Mine has way more stuff on it (but it is organized). I tried to download your fact families but it says I need permission. :o(

  4. I love your art center, everything is so accessible:) My desk looks similar, it's neatly hiding all those little doodads you don't know what to do with. I wish I had a coat room, although my students don't ever wear coats...maybe a sweater room:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  5. I love your blog! I am your newest follower!

    First Grade Magic

  6. I'm your newest follower!
    My first 2 years teaching, my classroom was in a mobile that had its own bathroom. It was nice to have, but a mess to keep clean.

    Lovin’ First Grade

  7. So glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower! Stop by and visit me...

  8. I for one would love to have a desk .I never have in my room so all I have is the top of a toy cubbie and a clipboard and believe me I have my name on that cause the other teachers tend to burrow and not return so I go hunt it down if its gone lol I think your room looks great new follower here


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