On to the meaning of today's post: Clutter Free Classroom Challenge Week 2: Make a plan!
This weeks challenge is to come up with a plan for all that clutter! And.. here's my plan!
First of all: Why do I want to become clutter free? That's easy. I hate clutter/disorganization in my classroom. I've noticed that my unorganized room this year has led to less organized kids. So organized room=organized students. Oh yea, and maybe if I'm clutter free, I won't be at school so late. When I'm at school on a workday, I want to be able to concentrate on other classroom necessities like planning the best lessons for my kiddos. not organizing that cabinet that looks like a tornado came through. Most importantly, I want to utilize all my resources. I have so many great resources to use, but I just forget that I have them... until after the lessons. Anybody else have this problem?
On to the plan...
1- Purge ALL baskets that do not go with my blue/green color scheme. I'm kind of crazy when it comes to things matching and I know I will never use them. Why keep them?
2- Go through all resources and organize into subjects. Make a list of all resources based on topic so that I can easily see the resources I have for our current unit of study :)
3- Organize my library. Put stickers on every book and every basket so that students can easily find what basket the book goes back in. Organized library that is easy for the kiddos to keep clean=happy me. Maybe get one of these...
Intelliscanner Picture coming soon.. this is my computer being ornery
4- Don't buy new things unless I ABSOLUTELY NEED it.
5- Organize all math materials into labelled bins that can easily stay organized :)
I'm probably missing something, but this is a pretty good plan I think! If you haven't joined yet, don't miss out!
Hope to be back to regular blogging soon!