Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I Got Distracted

I really wanted to write a profound blog post that would include all the wonderful (and also the stressful) things that have happened this year at school. But I got distracted.

First, I came across a post that Tara had written for the Two Writing Teachers' website (link here). I have to admit that I focused on the hanging file folder cart first. Needless to say, I had to go looking for one online (not very profound). I found one. Will investigate and ponder about buying one this summer. After that I did actually read Tara's article. Great timing as my high school students are working on their portfolio reflections this week as well.

Then I started thinking more about organization. I remembered a Pinterest post that I had seen earlier. Maybe now would be a good time take another look at it. Headboards. Yes, maybe later. But wait, is that another smaller cart that could store my scrapbook supplies? Yes, it is. Let's take a more careful look. Maybe I will pin that for later (8 more days of school after today).

It really did not take much to get me hooked on looking at different pins that deal with paper organization. I love all the bins, their colors, coordinating the colors and bins, and then decorating the bins to bring color to my work space. I love imagining what these places would look like in my home. I love the planning part, but not necessarily the actual doing part.

So, my distraction made my Pinterest board look much nicer; full of ideas for the coming summer vacation. I did not, however, produce a profound post that every educator wants to write at the end of the school year. My reflection must wait.

What has had you distracted lately?


20 comments:

  1. I think this is a great post. So true to the human experience. I love to cook and I am constantly being distracted by first thinking about the food and then second doing an online search for the VERY BEST way to prepare the food.

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    1. Tonight commenting is my distraction! And it is fun!

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  2. I'm with you - I love looking at pins of perfectly organized paperwork. It's like admiring beautiful art! I will never be organized, but a girl can dream. Don't stress about creating the perfect post - we can all relate to you!

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    1. Thanks Chris! I am dreaming about organization!

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  3. Ha, The title of this post drew me in because it reminds me of me! Being organized is a skill, but it can be learned!

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    1. In that case my education is a work in progress!

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  4. I am distracted by everything recently...the more mundane and useless the better. I must be in the summer mode, like you!

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    1. Summer mode....that must be it!

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  5. I'm trying hard to stay away from the 'looking', at least until this final week is over. I too received that headboard e-mail, & have one bed that needs something creative. I love the way you set this up, Jaana, & suspect that we're all a little scattered lately, & the summer's 'to-do' list grows longer! FYI-Ikea sells a great little cart. I bought one & love it. (I too saw Tara's cart, & sent the idea on to teachers at school!)

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    1. Trip to Ikea must go on my summer to do list! Glad it is not that far from where I live.

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  6. I am distracted by anything that is keeping me from cleaning my house! I did get the landscape done but still need to fill the pots for the porch. Ahh...distractions of summer!

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    1. My garden fairy has visited my yard, but now I need to find the time--and energy--to visit a nursery....well, there is always tomorrow!

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  7. Ha. Distractions are good and necessary. ;)

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    1. Thanks Terje! There might be a few more this summer!

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  8. Right now I'm distracted because Sherlock Season 3 is on Netflix. But that's a good distraction! I've been longer for some couch time. Great post.

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    1. Really???? I just might need to sign up for Netflix this summer!

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  9. Here I thought I was the only one who gets distracted. I must say, though, I do love distractions.

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    1. Some of them can turn out to be fun!

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  10. Actually, my mind has been busy with thoughts of all the new things I want to try next year!!! (and school just ended yesterday!) I spent most of today tearing apart my classroom and getting ready to re-organize for next year, so organization is on my brain too! (Although not at home... that can stay a mess... hehe!)

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    1. You are already done???? I still have 8 days!!!! Just today my principal came to talk about possible dividing my room??? Seriously?? Reorganizing in a big way! Now I need to wait and see what happens....Happy summer vacation!

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