I have been meaning to post a thread related to classroom pet peeves, but I am always finding myself being sidetracked with homework and work related stuff. My first pet peeve is clutter! No matter how much I clean up the classroom it always becomes cluttered. Being that I teach Prek, I am always collecting things such as toliet or towel paper rolls, small jars, bottle tops, and other recyclable things for art and crafts. I tried to bag everything into ziploc bags, but then my desk or my storage cabinet becomes cluttered with many other things that I placed into ziploc bags. I have tons of small toys that I confiscated from the children and forgot to give back in my desk drawer, misplaced sharpies, and pens in almost every part of the storage cabinet. Every day I bring at lease three bags to work. My desk space is somewhat small and bags are very big. They create more clutter and my bags makes my area look very unappealing. No matter how hard I try to clean my work space becomes cluttered with more stuff. Hand sanitizes and hand soap stays on the desk because each time I put it away another child need it for the bathroom or when they feel dirty. My 2nd pet peeve is tattling! The children tell on each other for the smallest things. My rule is if you or your friends are not dying please do not tell! Lol! and my 3rd pet peeve is when the kids pick up items off the floor to throw in the trash. It has gotten so bad that they will stop what they are doing to pick up the smallest piece of trash. They have better eyes than me because I never see anything on the floor until they interrupt and bring it to my attention.I clean my room properly for the next day. I am not sure how they find these things. I brought a book that talks about germs and why it is not okay to pick up everything on the floor. Ever since I read that book, I rarely ever see them do this anymore. Although these pet peeves aggravates me, I must say that I have a great group of young learners. While reflecting, I came to the realization that they aren't really awarded enough for the kind things that they do in class. I decided to make a kindness jar. Whenever I see a kind act in the classroom. I will place a ball into the jar. Once the jar is full, we will have a kindness party.