Monday, September 8, 2014

What's in My Desk Drawer?

Welcome to Day 8 of TeachThought's Reflective Teacher 30-Day Blog Challenge.

Today's question:
"What's in your desk drawer, and what can you infer from these contents?"

Oh, wow.  Do you REALLY want to see inside my desk drawer(s)?  I am the queen of junk drawers. A pro at shoving things in drawers before a sub comes in order to clear off the desktop.

Students are told to NEVER place anything they wish for me to find on my desk. And the drawers can be just as much of a black hole as the desktop.

One side of desk drawers, this afternoon
One drawer got cleaned out during summer school (it's the one on top in the picture); it's in decent shape.  While straightening it, though, I found a kitchen spoon.  I have no idea how long it had been there, and I don't remember exactly why I took it to school in the first place.  The drawer underneath it is stuffed full of files, some still useful and some that need to be tossed.

The center drawer is full of odds and ends; paper clips, stickers, batteries.

The left side of the desk has three drawers.  The top two need the same treatment the kitchen spoon drawer got this summer.  The bottom drawer has most of my office-type supplies and is as organized as can be expected.

What do the contents of my desk drawers say about me?  They are a testament to my succumbing to the tyranny of the urgent.  They are what "I'll deal with this later" looks like.  There are hints of an organized-wanna-be, but most of those are covered with other stuff.

What does/did the kitchen spoon say about me?  Resourcefulness.  Yeah.  Let's go with that.


  1. Love the picture! I completely understand the "I'll deal with it later" vibe, that is my desk in a nutshell.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! It's always nice to know I'm not the only one. ;)