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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Organized (or not)

**For those of you joining me from the A to Z challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through alphabet.**

Upon hearing that I homeschool my 5 small people, most people say something like this: "You must be so organized."

O is for Organization

Oh, if they only knew! I'm really bad at organization. I have good intentions; really, I do. Nevertheless, I still end up with piles of papers on the school table and around the school room. Most school days I have to get up super early to finish grading the work from the previous day before I can prepare the assignments for that day.

I do have some organization going on. Even in all of the piles of paper, I usually know exactly where things are. I also spend the better part of my summers getting all of my lesson planning done for the year so that's organized before we start the school year. My books are organized on the shelves - teacher guides on one shelf, history books on one, textbooks on another, notebooks on yet another.

I've also been blesssed that The Boy seems to be a natural organizer. I can usually con him into  helping convince him to help organize things when they get too out of control

How organized are you?

18 comments:

  1. So NOT organised. I love homeschooling because I don't have to be. I mean, how could I possibly be up, dressed, lunches packed, in order to get out the door and at school by 9? Just not going to happen.

    I love our spontaneous life.

    Rinelle Grey

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    1. Rinelle,
      I completely agree! When people who have children in school tell me they don't know how I can homeschool, I look at them and say, "I don't know how you can get everyone up, ready, and out the door in the mornings."

      TaMara

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  2. I would love to be more organized. sigh.

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    1. Jenelle,
      I think that on almost a daily basis.

      TaMara

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  3. I'm extremely organised. All my blogs done in advance; promotions planned for next month and June is sorted... but I passed something today which said "A tidy shelf is the sign of a tidy mind" and I nearly ripped it up. Tidy is not organised! I don't have time to be tidy :)
    Happy A to Z-ing
    Jemima atJemima's blog

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    1. Jemima,
      I admire people like you, although I did have all of my blogs for the challenge written in advance.

      TaMara

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  4. I'm so organised! I have three of everything! Oh, wait...that's right...I bought the other two-of-everything because I couldn't find the first thing...LOL

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  5. Here's the thing about me and organization...I love it, and have all sorts of tools in place to be organized, but when I get really stressed, it all goes out the window. So silly. Because then I just get more stressed! In fact, I spent all day yesterday at work, just organizing. I have to say, I felt so much more positive going into work today. But who knows how long it will last!

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    1. Kianwi,
      Yep, that sounds like me too. I like organizational products. Unfortunately I just don't USE them. :)

      TaMara

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  6. Ahahaha. I am not very good at organizing! I was homeschooled for a few years and we had a separate classroom and the learning was very serious because my dad is an educator by profession, but the organization and cleanliness in the classroom weren't so great.

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    1. Natasha,
      I think I'm probably a lot like your dad. As a former classroom teacher, I take school time very seriously, but my organization is lacking.

      TaMara

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  7. Ha-ha..I can't imagine doing what you do without organization. No time off for slackers, eh?

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    1. Sharon,
      Most definitely no time off for being slack, at least during the "school year". I'm looking forward to summer when I can try to organize the mess I've created during the year. LOL

      TaMara

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  8. Good topic--I liked some of people's comments too : ) I admire homeschooling but I feel my disorganization would not help--I can get the kids ready and out the door--luckily the school feeds them breakfast : ). I need time to myself to organize my thoughts--most tasks all get done--I am okay with being organized overall, but I am better at organizing a small area, like a drawer, than remembering to put everything away after using it.

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    1. Lucy,
      I would think it would take tremendous organization to get the kids ready and out the door with everything they need for the day.

      TaMara

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  9. You've taken on quite a lot, but I know how rewarding it must be for you, not to mention how great it must be for those small people!

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    1. It is very rewarding, even with the challenges. :)

      TaMara

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