Today's blog prompt just cries out for a picture but unfortunately we're still on strike so that won't be happening. Instead, I will have to summon the depths of my descriptive powers to try and paint a picture for you of the inside of my desk drawer.
Pulling open my desk drawer (assuming you can get it open on the first tug, that is), you will find something that can only be described as organized chaos. Organized, because I put a drawer organizer in there last year, chaos because the organizer is only barely containing all of the items in it. In the largest compartment of the organizer there are pencils and pens; more pens than I will ever need and never enough pencils because I am always lending them to students. There is a compartment for erasers (2), a compartment for highlighters (lots, blue, pink, yellow and green), a compartment for the tiny little post-its that are really only good for flagging things and taking one word notes, and compartments for calculators, timers and various sundry items that I try to keep to minimum (and only barely succeed). After installing the organizer, I realized that larger items like rulers, reasonably usefully-sized post-its and scissors didn't really have a home so they are tucked around the outside, neatly...ish.
What can I infer from the contents? Not much, really. This is a pretty basic desk drawer for just about anyone - nothing exciting, nothing overly revealing, nothing overly interesting. I suppose that the quasi-organization points to a person who wants to be organized but doesn't have the time or patience to be too concerned with it in the long run. The reality is that I don't keep the interesting stuff in a drawer; take a look at the top of my desk - that's where the magic really happens!
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!