I spent the second day of my summer vacation sorting and cleaning my classroom. I’m trying to clear out clutter and make room for a loft. Today I took a critical look at my teaching resources. Many people have given me books as they’ve retired or moved to different positions. I’ve sorted and read and decided to set up a table in the hall with items I no longer need. I’ve come to realize how Pinterest and Google have made many resources unnecessary. What other teachers don’t want I’ll recycle.
With the encouragement of a teacher friend I’ve worked toward removing a double bookcase from my room. I still have many books, and I think tomorrow I’ll remove student books that I don’t love. Danny and the Dinosaur by Hoff, is up for grabs. I keep thinking of how excited the new teacher down the hall will be to get a huge bookshelf. Almost as excited as I’ll be to get rid of it!