Most of you know I am following the Clutter-Free Classroom’s project for cleaning and organizing my classroom.
Last week’s assignment was to sort through stuff and purge! I did work on it, but I’m not done yet. That closet. Ugh. I think I need to get some unique organizing ideas before tackling that project. :/
But, let’s move on to the areas I did work on!
|Teacher resource shelving area. Overflowing, to say the least!|
|More teacher resources. Many of which I never use anymore in 3rd grade.|
Drum roll, please….. The after pictures!!
|Newly organized teacher resource shelf|
|Bakers rack – now has student supplies|
|EMPTY rainbow cart!! Not sure what I want to do with it now…|
I’m really happy that this turned out so well! I went through all my teacher resources and did five things with them:
1) put some in a box to put in the school’s attic for if I ever teach 1st grade again
2) gave my son’s teacher, my friend Teacher Laura, some kindergarten resources
3) gave curriculum TE’s that I won’t use to the librarian to be bar coded so other teachers could use it
4) put some resources in the staff room with “FREE” written on an index card
5) recycled some weird, outdated stuff no one would want!
I cleaned out so much that my pretty paper can now be stored at the top of my shelf. All my teacher resources fit inside the shelving unit, too. I had enough big magazine files for each table group to have one for math resources (Workplaces book, Number Corner book, and a math folder). I shrank down the adorable table signs from Lesson Plan SOS and taped them to the front of each magazine file. Before, the Workplace books and math folders were on the left side of the rainbow cart and the Number Corner books were on the right. Now, I can begin to think about parting with the rainbow cart! It was expensive, but I hate how the drawers always fall off the tracks and you can’t store heavy things in it. I’m sure I can pawn it off on a teacher at my school who would have a much better use for it than me.
So now I need your advice – should I get rid of the rainbow cart or keep it? Do you have one? What do you put in it?