Last year I wasn't able to get into my classroom until just days before school started, which was really tough! This year though, I begged the custodians to clean my room first, and they took pity on me. Here's what my classroom looked like last week...it sure looks a lot bigger without all of my stuff!
The floors have been cleaned and waxed and my furniture is being moved back in today, so I can go in and get ready for next year anytime now! I'm so excited that I won't be going crazy in August racing to get it all done since I can work on it a little at a time all summer.
After catching up on all my blog reading these last few days, I see that lots of you are WAY more organized than I am. Wow! I really need to get my act together, so I've decided to tackle organizing my files into theme binders. I'm really hoping that this way I can clean out an entire file cabinet or two and get rid of them to make some more space in my classroom.
After I tackle all those binders, I think that I'll also have to rethink how I store my center games and materials. I've always done literacy centers and so I feel like I have those materials under control, but with implementing math work stations for the first time last year, I feel like now I have way more stuff. I think all this organizing is going to take quite a bit of time!
What classroom projects are you tackling this summer? Anyone else overwhelmed by all the organizing they need to do?