Soooo, I went into school today to check out what my room looks after being cleaned over the holidays. This is my third year in a demountable.
Needless to say, we don't have those great big halls many of my lovely readers have, so no big cutesy bulletin board to put up outside my room for when my new bunch of big grade 2's arrive in a few short weeks. I must say, I'm relieved about that because that must take you guys HOURS to do! I'm not that creative so I'd have a very hard time.
At the end of the year, we pile everything up on the lino between the two classrooms - only desks stay stacked up on the carpet so that the carpet can be cleaned. Here's the view from the door. I've stacked things on top of the desks since they couldn't fit on the lino.
Here's the lino/kitchen area between the classes where we had to box up and pile everything. You can see the top of our bookshelves (with stuff boxed up inside them).
Here's my list of things to think about before I head back to school (because of course your interested... why wouldn't you be haha):
- Guided reading materials, records, books and other paperwork. This is always the messiest place in my room with piles of books and activities and post-its and folders and records and pointers and and and.... you get the point.
- Math games and manipulatives - again, how to store, keep neat and keep track of so I know what I've got before I start buying/making more!
- Weekly materials - I can never find things when I want them. I'm always misplacing things!
So, before I head in and start to get organised I want a plan so these things are less of a problem. But I'm not motivated... maybe give me another week and when it gets a little bit closer to school starting again, panic mode will set in - the number 1 motivator I know!
Once I do, I'll get back to you with The Middle and The End posts!