Hello! How’s your week going? I’m getting in the back to school groove myself this week (in a very 2020 way!) Y’all, today should have been the first day of school. Real talk: Hayden and Hadley aren’t mad about having a couple extra weeks of summer 😉
So far this year, we’ve looked at…
- January: your bed side table.
- February: your winter wardrobe.
- March: what’s inside your purse.
- April: Easter at your house.
- May: your weekend.
- June: what’s in your carry on bag.
- July: your summer wardrobe.
**I must have skipped March and July.
The topic for August is, Let’s Look: at your desk.
Of course, my first thought is my desk at school. On my desk at school, I have:
- Files and folders with school info, lesson plans, committee notes, and more.
- Desk calendar: My lifeline. 😉 I have appointment and meeting dates and times as well as things I need to remember to complete.
- Supplies: Tape, stapler, paperclips, binder clips, scissors, and more.
- MU pencil holder: This used to be my brother’s (I think!) and I’ve had it on my desk for many years. It’s where I usually keep extra pencils for when a student needs one.
- Family photos: I like school to feel like home, so of course, I add a few pics of my loved ones. (Fun fact: that smaller photo of Travis has been on my desk for all 18 (this is year 19!) years of my educational career!)
- Books: I keep a couple of my favorite books that I reference from time to time on my desk.
- Inside my desk: I keep more supplies in my top desk drawers like: pens, my favorite Paper Mate felt tip pens, my hall passes, notecards with student names for easy group sorting or calling on students at random, sticky notes, Expo markers and more. In my larger drawer, I keep file folders with school and student information.
2020 at Home Desk:
Well, I’m going to be working from home 2-3 days a week, so I needed an at home desk situation.
We actually have a desk in our “office,” but it’s where we keep Trav’s work computer and the kids’ schoolwork and laptops. So, I try to move out the way and set up my own space.
When I sprawl out at the kitchen table, I have:
- My laptop: of course, I need my laptop most of the day to check and respond to emails, complete work tasks, and engage in Zoom calls.
- Pad of paper: I love colorful notebook paper. I usually use my blue one for meetings and notes and my pink one for my to do list or casual notes.
- Paper Mate felt tip markers: I use the markers daily in my lesson plan book and for taking notes and writing down ideas and to do lists!
- Pencils: I prefer to write in my lesson plan book in pencil (besides dates and appointments)
- Sticky notes: These come in handy for quick to do lists. Once I have a longer list of tasks, I usually break those tasks down onto sticky notes for morning and afternoon.
- Lesson plan book: As an interventionist, I don’t have my usual schedule of English 1 and English 2, but I still use a lesson plan book to keep a schedule of what students I need to work with, which teachers I need to contact, meeting dates, and my own kids’ activities.
- Coffee mug: (or something to drink). Coffee in the morning and water in the afternoon. Maybe a Diet Coke as a treat!
- Glasses: if my tired eyes need them.
- Pictures: Like at school, I figure a few pics help my space feel more homey…even at home! (I probably won’t put the pics out every day, but it makes the space feel more official ) 🙂
I was able to unpack my room at school this week which always makes me feel better about the start of school. I sure hope I get to use it soon!
Don’t forget to check out the other ladies’ posts. Next month’s topic is Let’s Look at Your School Pics.
Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day.