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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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I {Heart} Organization

I {Heart} Organization!  Yes, I do:)  I am one of THOSE people.  My construction paper is in the order of Roy G. Biv.  I should own stock in Rubbermaid.  Every bin has a label.  On and on it goes.

So when I saw today's linky, I know I had to chime in and search everyone else's posts about organization! So I linked up with Second Grade Shenanigans with Counting Our Blessings and Looking Ahead with Organization.


I even did a post back in August titled For the Love of...Page Protectors!  I love anything that helps me organize.  And even when I think I am organized, I am still looking for a better way!  I think I need a 10 step program.  Hi, my name is Tammy and I have an organization addiction.

BUT, I fall off the wagon  (so to speak) because I have another problem!  I am a "PILER"  I am not sure if that is even a word.  WHY don't I follow through with my organization systems?  I love being organized!  But am embarrassed by my piles, so I get bins and label the piles!  Do you see my problem??

So, this year my resolution is to stop the piles!  Thoughts?  Suggestions?  I think I need a plan.

Mrs. Wathen
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  1. Hi Tammy,

    I have a confession! I think I am a Piler too! My resolution for 2013 is stop that as well! Good Luck!

    Karmens Kinders

  2. Hmmm, my only suggestion is to deal with the paper immediately! But we all know that and yet it's still so hard. I feel your pain, my friend:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  3. Tammy, you and I are two peas in a pod! I am addicted to organizing and labeling. I blame my mother. She taught me to organize and condense at a very young age and I never outgrew it. Thank goodness! Sometimes, I resort to piling, too. It can't be helped, what with all the stuff we have. I think the fact that you label and bin your piles is definitely a step in the right direction. That way, once you have the time, it's easier to put away the piles. So, I'm here to tell you that it's okay to be a piler because you are an organized piler. Nothing wrong with that! Feel better? I hope so!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. I HATE piles, too! They seem to be everywhere!! lol
    First Grade Blue SKies

  5. I get caught up in piles to it seems...ugh! I love how organized you are rock!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  6. I am a total "piler"!! I usually try to dedicate about 20 minutes once a week - usually Thursday - to deal with any piles that have built up. It seems to have helped a little, although I still have a long way to go.

    Mello’s Memos

  7. I say as long as your piles are neat and tidy and have labels, then pile away my friend ;0) That's probably not helpful, but from one "piler" to another, that's all I've got, haha.

    Teach on a Limb

  8. I love Debbie Miller. Her first book is my bible for reading comprehension. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    Kathy O
    Third Grade Doodles

  9. I'm a piled too, but I'm working on it... kinda... I'm also your newest follower - found you through the linky. Thanks for sharing!

    I Love My Classroom


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