The Real Teachers of Blog County

It's about to get REAL ya'll! I may be a teacher blogger and love to share my ideas with all of you fabulous people BUT I'm still a REAL teacher. I make mistakes. I am not near close to being perfect and my classroom isn't even close to being perfect. I'm linking up with Hilary from Second Grade is Out of This World to bring you the....The Real Teachers of Blog County! 

Now I know this may come as a shock to you all. In fact, I'm sure I'll be the only teacher who does this (HA!). I'm almost quite embarrassed to admit what I'm about to say, much less make it public on the internet for all of the world to see. 

I Marcy, teacher blogger from Saddle Up For 2nd Grade, have a MESSY teacher area. GASP...SHOCK...I KNOW. I'M TERRIBLE! 

Let me start out by trying to defend myself. I absolutely, 100% hate my teacher desk with a passion. I was going to get rid of it this year and then it just never happened. It is definitely happening next year though. If I had time to come up and organize all the junk that I have thrown everywhere in my desk drawers and put it somewhere else I would but I just don't have time for that, so the dumb thing has stayed. It collects papers like nobodies business. 

Don't judge me....

This isn't a good photo of the mess. I snapped it while they were doing GoNoodle and it was dark in the room. #realteacherhere 

It pretty much always looks like this. Even when I clean it, it is back to its mess the next day. This is what it looked like that the end of the day today. A stack of papers, task cards, pens everywhere....oh my!!!!

Right behind my desk is my computer table.  It pretty much looks like this all the time too. I have my lesson plans open, and a stack of papers that is always my go to stack when I need something quick. See my teacher toolbox? I do actually use that. LOL

Are you still with me? I know what your thinking. She is a teacher blogger and she is messy just like me...YAY! haha! I hope you won't think less of me too much. I promise I'll continue to share ideas with you. I just like to keep it real ya'll! Now head on over to Hilary's blog to read other REAL teacher stories! 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing. My desk looks pretty similar daily too! Sometime I have to dig around to find it! Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up! It is fun to know that I am not alone!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  2. I've got you beat 3x over, my friend! A pile of assessments, construction paper to cut out, papers to grade, lamination to cut, referral paperwork file folders. I wish I could keep it all in color-coordinated binders or bins......but it just creeps out and takes over my corner of the classroom! You are NOT alone!
    Stories and Songs in Second

  3. You are hilarious! That is not a mess! They are organized piles just like my room! You know where everything is, so it can't be considered a mess :) -Jaime

  4. That is exactly what I was thinking! Stacks of paper are my nemesis. And I literally find my pens EVERYWHERE! The picture of your pens just cracked me up because I'm pretty sure I have this picture somewhere in my archives.

  5. My desk is always full of stuff! My friend and colleague was always a piler. She told me that one year the principal came in to observe. He sat at her desk and had to MOVE A PILE so he could see her while she was teaching! Thanks for sharing!
    Laughter and Consistency


Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

Back to Top