Yes I am back in my room the week before we are officially supposed to go back. It was nice to chit chat with the office staff and catch up before I headed into my room. The whole school is being rewired to support more technology so the campus has been off limits all summer.
I got into my room and it was nice and clean, but no electricity.
Luckily I have lots of windows
I got to work rearranging the furniture which actually didn't take that long.
Then I changed out my bulletin board borders and decided to get to work on my math manipulatives.
This summer I have been reading Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller.
Her first few chapters are about organizing and purging. So I pulled out all of my tubs and containers.
Doesn't look so bad, except for those huge containers from Go Math! I have not had any place to store those and have just been shoving them under tables to get them out of the way.
I made 25 sets and placed them in one of the smaller tubs.
It almost fits! I put the rest in the huge tub it was in.
Then I just started opening boxes and purging items I had never even seen!! Yikes! Do you know how many plastic clocks I found that I have never even opened?
I also found all these goodies from Everyday Math that I have not even opened after 9 years!!
Now this is all I have left to go through and organize.
I think I may need to just pick up a few more tubs like the smaller ones above to house the rest of my items.
I can't believe how much junk I have accumulated over the years and how many things I have never even used. I thank Debbie Diller for making me clean out and get rid of wasted items. Hopefully a newer teacher might take some of my overflow. Otherwise I don't know what to do with it. I have such a hard time throwing things away! What would you do?