I was so annoyed yesterday. This year has been going along really well. A lot of changes to adjust to, both in teaching another grade and in our school in general. We've had various people come to do walk-throughs, which I think is great. I love feedback. This week one of our reading specialists for the district came through. I was called in for a meeting because she didn't like what she saw in my room. What horrible thing did she notice when she was there....the table I was using for small group looked messy. . We have a directive now to have our rooms organized and tables clear at all times. Now I will be the first person to tell you I am not an organized person. Or should I say, I don't appear organized. I can put my hands on something when I need it, I know where everything is. I have 23 students in a small area-no real storage. I'm not the type to pass out worksheets to the kids so I can file papers-I tidy up when I can during the week. So I typically work 10 1/2 hour days, facilitate for student groups after school unpaid, put in time on committees after school unpaid. Come in early on a daily basis-actually take my kids 1/2 an hour before our official starting time. I spend a lot of time at home working really hard to have quality activities for my kiddos who by the way have been scoring really well on our common assessments-but none of that apparently means anything if my table (which incidently is also my desk) is not completely cleared off. Ugh! I will attempt to do it--I just think the priorities are a little out of whack on this one. That's your concern as a curriculum specialist and not, I don't know...the teaching going on the rooms!