Sunday, March 31, 2013

Still Going...

Spring Break 2013 is officially over; in just a short time I'll be setting out tomorrow's work clothes. I thought I'd share some of the work I was able to accomplish over break:


What you see are 2 1/2 more cabinets emptied, and placed on tables for the staff to pick and choose from before the contents are eliminated forever. An extensive collection of waffle irons, blenders, toasters, coffee makers, spatulas, etc, etc that are AT LEAST three decades old. Not to mention an enormous collection of glass - GLASS - serving ware. Who on Earth gives glassware to two dozen seventh graders in a small, contained space??

I keep inching closer and closer to getting these rooms under control. Maybe by the start of next school year, if I'm allowed in the building at all over the summer. Wish me luck!

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  1. Amen about the glass. My first classroom had quite the assortment of crystal. I didn't quite understand that. One of the High School FACS teachers took it off my hands to use for their serving assignments. It took me 3 years to clean out our FACS rooms- the teacher before me had been there for 30 years and had filing cabinets of worksheets to prove it. Oy.

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    1. Oh boy, do I know what you are talking about! Nine - NINE!!! - filing cabinets STUFFED full with worksheets! Oy is right!

      By the way, I was glad to see that you posted today - it's been a while! Love the different colored dirty/clean towel basket idea!

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    2. NINE!?! Holy moly. I thought my 4 was bad. Thankfully they were classy black. Ha! Wow. And yes, I need to be better about posting. Thanks for reading. :)

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  2. I'm currently dealing with the exact same situation (mess)! What did you do with all of the extras? I want to throw all of it away and start over!

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    1. Hi Kendall,
      I had an open house - I set everything out on some tables, and announced to the staff they could come by and "shop" at set times. I tell you what, everything FLEW off of those tables, it was unbelievable! People love junk!
      Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

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