On Monday, my work space in my classroom was littered with folders, paper books, pens, pencils, and copies of worksheets. One of my students told me that it looked as though a tornado had blown through my room.
Throughout the day, I provided services for my students while creating an emergency sub tub in my spare time. It’s that time of the year that I need to have something in place in case they actually get me a sub if I’m ever not at school.
I also decided I needed to clean off my desk. I had a few random items that needed to be put away.
I also provided services to students while they were knocking random papers off the desk. I kept having to move papers, folders, and other misc. so the students could have a space to work. Only one of my students complained about the mess.
By the end of the day, my room was put back together. My desk was a little cleaner. A sub tub was created. I could breathe a little easier.
If anyone looked in my room, they might have said it looked messy. I would have said it’s a worn in look. We have been working hard all day learning so we could become better students.
Then this afternoon, it was fifteen minutes before dismissal for Thanksgiving/ fall break. I asked my last students of the day to help me clean up the room. We wiped down the room with the Clorax wipes, threw away trash, and got it ready for learning on November 26th.
When I walked back in my room from my dismissal duty, I could smell the Clorax. It smells so clean in my room. Such a good feeling
When I get back from break, the room will once again get messy. That’s okay because it means they are learning.