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I am a Primary school teacher teaching Year One and Two (First & Second Grades). I have a wonderful husband and 2 gorgeous children aged 12 and 10. I love card making and have a bit of a crafting/stamping obsession! Just ask my DH!

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

What's on your Workdesk? (Wednesday #92)

Warning...MESSY alert!! Just look at this mess! I have not touched my desk since Sunday after I completed and posted my Anyone for Anya? DT project HERE, I have basically just piled things on top and walked away! If you look closely you can even see a little pile of stuff on the floor.
Hopefully I will get it sorted out soon but not today as I have been at WORK today!!! Yes work! For those who know me well, I have not been in the classroom in over 5 years (probably closer to 6 actually!) and I was called in to replace a teacher of a Year 5/6 class (think 10 - 12 year olds) today and I LOVED it! I was not nervous or worried, it felt great! Miss 5 said to me this morning "Are you sure that you are ready to go back to school Mum?" I responded "yes" and  she then asked, "Are you nervous?" And I said, "No!" And you know what... I really wasn't! Looks like I really am ready to return to the classroom!

Sorry for waffling...I have just had a really great day! :o)

Join in the fun of WOYWW by linking up to Julia's blog The Stamping Ground.

Thanks for looking... have a great day!
~ Susan xxox

33 comments:

Sheila said...

Great looking desk. Lots of fun stuff to play with.

Good to hear that going back to work was not too bad. I have to do the same thing in a very short time.

Sheila ~ #20

Carola Bartz said...

It sounds like you really love teaching! Those are usually the best teachers!!! Glad you had such a great day. Who cares about a messy (=creative) desk?

jude said...

Glad it all went well no first day nerves..lol.You desk isnt messy what we call creative.Have fab wedensday
hugs judex 3

Nicky said...

Love the sizzix swirly die on your desk and looks like lots of creation has gone on - have fun in the classroom - happy WOYWW ~ Nicky 2

sasa said...

Oh yes I remember - glad it went well. Desk looks fab - it will wait for you.
Sarah or Sasa at 4

Marjo said...

Lots of creativity going on! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #6

Helen said...

Wonderfully busy desk - and glad to hear you enjoyed being back in the classroom!

Julia Dunnit said...

Congratulations! I'd have been very nervous - I think you're right - you're ready! Your desk has really got it going on - like the dies and notice how methodically you pick the gems of the backing card...sign of an organised mind I think!

Jenny said...

10-12 year olds - that is a real test. So glad that you enjoyed school. Some things just come naturally. I cant see anything wrong with your desk at all. My desk usually looks like that when I am creating something. LOL. Jenny B xox

okienurse said...

Very busy looking desk. Looks like it is being well used. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

Di said...

Sounds like you're just a born natural teacher honey! Glad it went well - lots of interesting things to peek at on your desk too! Di x

Victoria said...

well done in going back to work, i want to train as a classroom assistance once the boys are older.
love the desk all the colours are fab
thanks for sharing
Vicky WOYWW #83 9.3.2011

Cathy said...

Fab desk ..love all your 'mess'!!!
Well done you for going back in the classroom and not being nervous... I left just under 4 years ago to be a SAHM after 2nd child was born. I childmind now, and am not sure i would want to go back into teaching, particularly those with approaching hormones LOL!!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Looks like lots going on here! Love your worksapce! Everything looks just fine from here!

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, gorgeous cards, glad work went well for you,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

alexa said...

Glad it was such a positive experience, and am intrigued by your diary/calendar (?) pages ...

Minxy said...

Messy indeed, but in a good way, like the look of the cute calender.
Oh and congrats on getting back into the teaching :D
Stay Inky
hugs Minxy #65

sharingthepassion said...

Fab desk this is what mine normally looks like LOL. Happy WOYWW

Ali x #89

The Crafty Elf said...

Glad to hear you had a great day and you weren't nervous! Your desk looks just like mine did before I cleaned it up for my very first showing of WOYWW last week. Thanks for the peek, see you next week!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I love messy work spaces, so glad to hear you have had such a great day today! Well done you!
Rebecca (42)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your desk, Brilliant Shaz #118

butlersabroad said...

Oh look at that desk, don't think I've ever seen you quite so untidy before! It's liberating once in a while though! Well done on returning to work, 10-12 yr olds would be a hard test! No WOYWW from me this week, too much going on, very busy at work, so no time to visit peeps!

Hugs
Brenda

princesskitten said...

Hay that's exactly how I work!

kitteb #93

Rebekah said...

Lovin those funky TGF cards to the right!!! Thanks for sharing hugs rebekah xx 108

Mrs A. said...

My desk only looks relatively tidy cos I dumped everything else on the floor. Well done for getting back into the class room. Don't think I could face 10-12 year olds.
Hugs Mrs A.

Caroline Hallett said...

a messy desk is a creative space - looks like you have loads going on - happy WOYWW

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a great day, I would have been very nervous. Hugs Pam x

Starla said...

Looks like my desk after a DT project! Glad the return to work went so well!

Anna said...

Sometimes life just has to come first, right? I can totally relate to piling and walking away, but I do see lots of inspiration there. Have a great week.

Elizabeth said...

Lots of lovely stuff on your desk this week. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first day back as a teacher, albeit as a temp fill-in. Looks as though your ready to return for good. Elizabeth x #97

Marcia said...

Congrats, I reckon I would be nervous. I'm back in the classroom next year (fingers crossed) and not sure how I will feel about it!

I love your desk - lots going on , lots of love in papercraft!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Susan, many thanks for visiting my blog. In answer to your question about the acetone and why it's on my desk, it is there to remove before using the indexing, i.e. the blue dye, that is on Clarity Stamps. Apparently, this is done because all the stamps are hand cut and as they are clear the dye helps them see the stamp. Elizabeth x #97

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love all the fun projects on your desk... Can tell you enjoy your paly area!