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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Binders, and Standards, and Essentials, Oh My!

Today I started sorting through some binders to get my kindergarten and first-grade curriculum, standards, and must-haves all in one place. It's one of those things I do to feel like I have something organized. It's comforting. 

It is kind of like how a few weeks ago when I was stressed about what my job was going to be I went in my backyard and ripped out rows upon rows of ferns that we had been meaning to remove. It was one of those, "eh, we'll get to it," kind of jobs. It was also something I knew I could do in one day and it would be neat and tidy when I was finished. 

Last weekend I rearranged our overflow pantry items and moved them all to a new location. It's neat and tidy too. I love sorting canned goods

Yesterday I had to go to Target. I do most of my shopping online now and get deliveries but we really needed some new towels. Again, not totally necessary, but we needed a bit of luxury around here. I bought four new towels, a new bath mat, and put a shelf together for the bathroom I hadn't gotten to. My bathroom is now rearranged and I have new towels!

But tonight, I am sitting on my basement floor. I'm surrounded by some clean and unfolded laundry. I have standards for four different grade levels in front of me that I'm attempting to organize. I also know, when I'm done, one more thing will feel like it is complete.  


  1. If you need another distraction from the standards, then c’mon over and help me with my herb garden. 😏

    But seriously, I understand what you’re doing because I do it too.

  2. I read somewhere that the brain seeks outer calm when we inwardly feel disorganized....I think? Wishing you all the best back with your little ones. It will be an adventure for sure!

  3. Wow! You did a lot! I spent some time this summer organizing stuff around my house, too. It feels great when it's done, especially when you realize that thinking about it took so much more time than actually doing it. LOL!

  4. Binders and organization are two things that make me happy too! I feel like I should switch over to digital but there is something about a binder....
    Thanks for posting!


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