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!

6 thoughts on “#FMF REACH

  1. Ma August 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Congrats on getting organized. I am working on the meal planning front. it is one area I just can’t get under control. The book The Rewards of Simplicity by Chuck and Pamela Pierce gave me a new perspective in this season. More asking deep question rather than just giving organizational tips. Maybe you would like it.

    • clairesinclair August 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm Reply

      Thanks! I will check it out!!

    • clairesinclair September 8, 2014 at 6:46 am Reply

      That book sounds like something I need! I will check it out!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Patty August 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply

    OH, I know those feelings. I can never manage to get organized. It is such a hard thing to do. I too am a saver. Someone who saves everything because I just might need it later. Sometimes, that is exactly what happens, but sometimes, I have it for years. I love that you are getting organized and prepared. One step at a time.

    • clairesinclair August 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm Reply

      Saver is a good word! That’s exactly what I am – because you never know when you just might need something!!

  3. karrileea September 4, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply

    Ah yes – organization! Congrats on getting the classroom in order! I know personally I am in the midst of a Family Room Redo and that has meant going through all my art and craft supplies and finally just letting them go! (Some… most maybe… but not all!) LOL! As a Scrapbooker, I was a ‘Saver’ of all the scraps… boy – that is a tough habit to break, but I am working towards LESS and having everything have a place too! Step by step, we can do this!

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