Well, I arrived at 6:30a.m. (yeah I slept in because on a normal day I arrive at 5:00a.m.). I had my big Sonic Diet Coke and even a breakfast burrito in hand...(which I immensely enjoyed). And then I got to work on the 2 foot pile of papers on my floor - JUNK!!!!!
I have taught K, 1st, and 2nd and have tons of STUFF! Yea, yea, yea - you know exactly what I'm talking about, don't ya? I have every printable known to man for those 3 grades, old materials that aren't even appropriate for kinders, file folder games out the Wa-zoo!
But...."I made those and spent alot of time and money making those. I can't just throw them away. Plus, maybe I'll need to use those one day...or maybe I could re-purpose that activity..." NOOOOO!!!! Enough was enough!
Enough Said! In the trash they went..... and I feel so much better.
Moral of the story: Less is More....
I HATE the feeling of clutter. It drives me MAD!! I'm the teacher at the end of the year seen literally throwing things of out her room just to get it out of my room. Well, I started early this year. I have found that by keeping stuff that I could possibly use some day, I can't find the stuff that I actually could use now. I feel so much better organized by getting rid of the JUNK. Now I can easily access the materials that will help my students. It's a proud moment....