I'I like lists. I like labels.
The problem is that I don't always have the time or energy to label everything as neatly as I would like.
The other day, a student was in my classroom and she said, "Mrs. L* is way more organized than you."
ME: "Why? What makes you say that?"
STUDENT: "She has a bullet journal. I've seen it. It is amazing."
ME: "A bullet journal? I don't need a bullet journal, I keep lists. Why do you think I am not organized?"
STUDENT: "Have you seen your closet over there? It is a mess."
ME: "Just because it looks like it is a mess, doesn't mean that it is. I know where everything is, doesn't that make me organized? And besides, Mrs. L. doesn't teach art. She doesn't need all of the 'junk' that I need for projects and stuff."
STUDENT: "Mrs. Mitchell, didn't you say that we have to all fit in the closet in an intruder drill? How would we all fit, you can't even see the floor in there right now?"
ME: "You might have a point, perhaps I do need to get in there and clean some stuff out."
If you need me, I will be decluttering my room and closet before spring has officially sprung.
*Ms. L's name has been changed for her privacy. ;-)
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