But seriously. If you are needing to feel better about the crazy state your classroom is in, never fear. You've come to right place.
Here are some before pics when I went in on Monday:
These 6 (ish) desks are covered with FILES from my 2 tall filing cabinets.
I have since gone through ALL of this, filled a giant recycle bin to overflowing, filled a cardboard box to overflowing, gotten rid of 1 of the file cabinets, and rearranged the desks. :)
Here's after working/sorting/recycling/filing for about 6 hours. Yeah. Ridic. Oy.
This poor recycling bin didn't know what hit him.
After 6+ hours of work, I still had to sort through these piles, plus the bucket in the pic below.
I thought seriously about harming myself, lol!
The last of the last. I know you'll be happy to know, and will rest easier, knowing I COMPLETELY FINISHED sorting/chucking/filing all my files yesterday. It gave me great joy to announce that I was finished to my teamies, who were also up there working. They expressed their pride that I was able to stay focused on this one task for 2 days without getting distracted by shinier, more exciting objects. Yay me! :)
A bunch of the
crap stuff I bought.
I'm keeping my awnings from last year, even though they are a little worse for the wear, or as I like to say--rode hard and put up wet. But oh well. Ain't nobody got time for that. I re-did the borders on the left and right sections. Go me. :)
Birthday board. Yay chevron! Just need kiddos' pics for each month!
Now. These next few pictures are the collective banes of my existence. Cords. Frickity frackin' [insert 4 letter word(s)] cords.
No, but really.
Still more. (I didn't even take a picture of the ones under the student computers.)
And one of my very favorite parts of my room this year:
What's that, you ask? THAT, my friends, is the spot on the wall where my t.v. used to be. They removed all of our t.v.s over the summer but neglected to patch/paint/etc. So fun! Guess I'll be finding a poster to slap over this hot mess. (Do you like the shrine to my son on my cork board? LOL.)
I rearranged my desk set up for this year. Again. (Yes, I change it every. single. year.) I need a fresh start, people.
I'll be back soon for an update on my classroom progress. You would think each year would get a little faster, wouldn't you? Because in my 7 years of experience in setting up classrooms? It so doesn't. :)