The Desk Fairy Visits 3J

So, over the weekend, my friend the desk fairy came for a visit in room 226. The desk fairy is picky people! Now, I'm not sure who the desk fairy is (or so I tell me kiddos), but man....she was only able to leave 2 students treats for nicely organized desks.

Now, to be fair, about 2 weeks ago, I had EVERY student take EVERYTHING out of their desk, and we organized and cleaned together. I checked every single desk to make sure everything was where it needed to be. I knew it wouldn't take long for my kiddos to make that LOVELY desk a disaster zone, but I was hoping for more than 2 deserving kiddos!

So, we talked about what the desk fairy looks for...

We made a list of things they thought the desk fairy would be looking for. I wrote them down. Then I made it cutesy after school, and also made a desk organization map.

This afternoon, when students had independent time (about 40 minutes, while I do some RTI groups) about 10 of them chose to organize their desk. They think the desk fairy is coming tomorrow. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

How do you help keep your students organized...especially their desks?! I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

Also, head over to my fellow Iowa blogger, Deb @ Crafting Connections, to link up your anchor chart!

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  1. So now you HAVE to let us know what the desk fairy thinks the next time she visits your classroom!! I can't wait to hear! I absolutely LOVE that desk organization map! Thank you so much for linking up!!

  2. Great ideas! It is always so difficult to make children keep things in order. I usually try to tell them stories about students who have a mess on their desks and how it is difficult for them to fulfill assignments and get good results. I know the real value of these words as being at college such fussy learners constantly got professional essays help for students online . But as a rule such talks cannot really impress little kids. I think I will try something like this and they will just see how the desk should look like.


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