It is Five Minute Friday and today Kate has posted the word REACH. The objective is to write for five minutes about the suggested word. As I read through other blogs, I often find that one word can mean so many different things to others. Here is my take on REACH.
I have just about reached the end of “back to school preparedness.” My classroom is almost ready for the twenty-three new faces that will greet me next week. I have never been the most organized person and one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to become more orderly in order to keep my classroom running efficiently. Just about every bin is labeled and organized. Name tags and cubbies are labeled. Bulletin boards are almost complete. I feel like I am just within in reach of the finish line. My problem is that I save everything. Too much actually. I need to start purging and I have. In doing so, I was able to give some unused supplies that I bought over the past years and donate them to a collection of school supplies for needy children.
I sometimes feel like clutter overtakes me. When I get myself organized, I am a calmer person. I have almost reached that point at school. My home….well that is another story!