Friday, 26 June 2015

Five for Friday - June 26th 2015

Hello Friday! And, hello friends! It is time for 5 for Friday!

1. Sticky Note Organizer

I have found a new way to get more organized. I know, I know, I know. Another way.

Let's just agree that I like organising my organisation more than actually being organized.  

I made a pretty little page to get my top six projects displayed easily and scrappily.  

Last week I thought I was pretty proud of myself for finding a way to use the enormous clipboard I found at Officeworks. This will make a perfect board for all my random ideas, thoughts, reminders and notes - I thought. 

Until it became a mess, and I was bogged down in a sticky-note mayhem. 

Now, each morning I pick 6 of my notes and prioritise them on my organiser and it keeps me more focused. I am not ashamed to admit that I quite like the feeling of ripping them off and trashing them when I have completed each task, as well.  

I made a colour and blackline version for you to print out if you would like to try this system as well. I am still using my planner and other tracking systems, but this is a good way to prioritise the nitty gritty. 

Find it in Google Drive HERE

2. Home Office is Taking Shape.

My wonderful Dad is building me shelves in my new home office and today I finally got to house ALL my sketch books in one place. Eek!

3. Some things are meant to be

I was going through a ton of folders and papers to get my office organized and found all my reports from when I was a prac student. This one gave me a few goosebumps! My internship supervisor (in 2000) noted that one of my main strengths was preparing tacking resources and that she thought they were of a commercial quality! I can't remember reading that at the time, but it is fun to look back at and realise that perhaps my journey to where I am now was on the cards all along. I can say, that preparing resources in the year 2000 was very different to now. I vividly remember driving a half hour to use the only colour photocopier in my town.

4. Inspiration

I love reading motivational quotes. I am always trying to find the most perfect one that succinctly explains how I feel about the world. Although I have not found that one quite yet, I love finding ones that challenge me to think wider and encourage me to be a better person. Here is one I found this week that I thought was great! 

5. While you are here

Please enter my TpT gift voucher giveaway - you will be in with a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

Hop on over to Kacey's blog for more Five for Friday fun!

- Mel x


Stephanie Bradshaw said...

That's a nice, empowering quote. Have a good weekend!
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MyDayinK said...

Hi Mel, I enjoyed reading through your Five for Friday. Your Post-It organizer sounds like a great idea. It would definitely help me to stay focused and organized. Have a great weekend!

Monica Roland said...

I love your sticky note organizer. Thank you for sharing!

Marta Almiron said...

Thank you so much for your sticky-note organizer! I love it! Your home office it's looking good! You inspired me to do something about's getting chaotic here!LOL! I really need to do something about it!
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Teaching Autism said...

Loving your five for Friday and organisation!!! It's definitely motivating me to get moving with mine!!

Cheryl Magnuson said...

Thanks for the Post-It organizers! I will be adding it to my lesson plan notebook and my TPT notebook to keep me organized. I love all your products From the Pond and Graphics From the Pond. My students love the colorful engaging products I purchase and the ones I create using your digital art! Thank you for sharing your all your talents with educators around the globe!

Carol Davis said...

Thanks for the post it freebie and the idea Mel. I always have a list somewhere but never thought of moving things around like you did. I just do them in order. That is how organized I am! Have a great weekend!

Yukari said...

I love your sticky note to-do list! I might try that! I have a lot of stuff I want to get done now that I am finally on summer vacation!!

A Pinch of Kinder

Casey Crumbley said...

Those post it notes look so rewarding to pull off! I enjoy marking things off a check list, and I believe that pulling those off once they are finished would feel wonderful!

Carol Polston said...

Thanks for the post-it note to-do! I just printed it and am going to give it a try.

Emma Farrell said...

First off, I cannot believe you have that many sketch pads LOL! You are all kinds of AMAZING miss. Mel! Second of all, that organizing system is genius!!!!! I have post it notes everywhere, 3 notepads with lists to do. Oh this is going to help me tremendously. Thank you for your awesomeness my friend!