I know, I know, be jealous, last week I had a week long vacation! Don't be too jealous though, as much as I wanted to spend my vacation like this:
I decided this was my week to ORGANIZE the classroom! I am usually a very organized person and if you walked into my classroom you would most likely find it neat and tidy. But, I have my "secrets" too. Mine are just behind closed doors and curtains!
My other paper area of embarrassment! Especially because this one sits out in the open! I have no idea why I even had it- it just kept junk and scrap paper mostly- so it had to go!
My junk all laid out- YIKES!
Well, I recycled some of the paper that should have been recycled long ago and the rest has found new and happy homes. I gave up the blue shelves (that I should have given away long ago) and condensed my collection to the built in shelves.
Tada! My 9 x 12 construction paper is in the file crate along with extra lined paper (I couldn't give it ALL up) and extra copy paper. The paper holder is the home for my 8 1/2 x 14 size paper. The bottom shelf has the 11 x 17 construction paper and graph paper. I think it looks MUCH better- even if it is normally covered by a curtain!
Boring post I know- but I have been following the clutter free classroom and I am inspired to keep organizing!