I had 8 kids out yesterday! Yes…8! It was crazy quiet in the room and I really got such insight into my students’ learning today. It is amazing how much difference class size can make!
I *think* I have committed to:
Click on over to the Clutter-Free Classroom and check it out!
This is just what I need. Last year, I went through my room cupboard-by-cupboard to weed and out am sad that I need to do it again. Ironically, I think blogging has doomed me in some ways. I see all of these great ideas and seem to keep picking up materials and books for my kids. It is a vicious buy and purge cycle! At this point, I worry because so much of the things in my room are actually mine. If I ever move buildings, there will be nothing left in the room – I really mean it. From the carpet to the desk, to all of the books and storage…I bought it all.
I have vowed to not spend more of my own money on my classroom this year…then promptly went to TPT and bought 3 units! I have seen so many more that I really think I need. Yikes – anther downfall of the blog world. I love to share ideas, but some blogs are becoming a venue for only advertising products. It can be frustrating to find great things and then feel like you need to spend tons of your own money to get/use them. It is an amazing opportunity for those that can do it and I am glad they have the opportunity, but puts a major hole in our pocketbooks as well. I think part of my weeding out might be weeding out my blog list as well. Sorry – just have to vent a bit.
I am looking forward to hearing from other people and seeing how rooms are progressing!