I've spent the last 2 days going through and cleaning out my classroom. I don't know how teachers who have been in a room 20 years stand it! My classroom is normally clean, but I cannot stop sneezing from all the dust I stirred up. 6 years is too long not to go through everything you own and throw stuff away. One of my helpers (child labor is a right of parenthood I've decided) went through every border and alphabet set I owned and organized them all! Part way through she said, "Do you think you will need the farm border in junior high?" Uhhhhhh...no. Seriously. I kept that from my days in primary...at least 10 years ago.
I do feel better now. I lugged home my own personal stuff that I deemed acceptable to keep. AND found a spot in all the garage cabinets to store all but a couple of tubs. My students are going to come in tomorrow and wonder what the heck happened. 7 days is all we have left, and we have a fun scale project and white wings to build. Hopefully that will be enough to keep their attention and keep behavior issues to a minimum as I enter a whirlwind summer!
Tot School: S is for Snake
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