Yesterday I had a conference with Laurel's regular classroom teacher. 'Keeps materials and desk organized' was marked as 'improvement needed.' I cannot begin to imagine where she picked up her lack of organization.
Oh, well. As long as she can add and read, I don't care how messy her desk is. Greg and I did alright for ourselves, and we've never been neatniks. Besides, we don't have time to be organized — we're too busy with the good stuff, like this:
By the way, how does one objectively evaluate the organizational skills of a 2nd grader? Hmmmm.
*Addendum: Greg would like me to point out that the picture of my desk was actually taken AFTER I cleaned it off sometime last week. So it's really not as bad in this picture as it usually is.