Here’s my work office. I’m organized, I know…pretty boring. Over on the right hand side you will find the little book that I put stuff into. A couple months ago I decided to start making a few things at work, in my downtime. Mostly I add bits of things that I find when I’m waiting for my late classes to start. Trying to make something instead of playing on the internet for another hour or two, felt like a better way to use my time-be a little creative…make something. The book is pretty sparse since I don’t have any paint, or really any coloring devices. I think I’m going to take it home over the break and put color all over.

In one of my desk drawers, I keep bits of things that I find around school. More often than not I end up tearing up the boxes my lunch comes in. A school is a great place for collecting lots of paper.

Here’s one of the group of pages. This is my ode to Jawbreaker…get it?

And another page, some repurposed stickers and bits of garbage. Why is gluing things down or taping them to a blank piece or paper so much fun?

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For some reason, this hadn't occurred to me, but I'll definitely be starting it now! I have all kinds of things that got left in books, not to mention the trash. Great idea.

To me it just seemed like a great idea considering that I have some pretty sizable bits of downtime. The trash at a school is amazing, so much of it. I go through the recycling every single day.

Good idea! I like your picture wall and your drawer. Is that Mr. Bean?

That is Mr. Bean. I'm a big thrift store fan so I find things like this all the time.

I thought these would be presents from your students :-)

Oh no, I received my first present in eight years of teaching this week. It was hot chocalate.

Great blog! I like to doodle during boring meeting... Or when the network is down ;))

Oh so do I. I have a whole notebook from the past two years that I write in during meetings. It's actually how I got the idea to do the address books the way I do. Maybe I should post a video of the "work book" once I finish it?

The best is that sushi stapler and those dragonfly tissues.

I like colorful settings.





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