Friday, January 11, 2013

Clean up and a FREEBIE!

Since I moved schools and states this year, I had a lot of cleaning up to do when I got here.  I'm finally  starting to get my classroom the way I want it.  There are still lots of changes to be made and lots of more organizing to do, but it's getting better than it was.  There were literally curriculum books from the 1970's in the cupboard, worksheets that were copied on blue ditto machines, and random junk everywhere.  Like I said, work in progress, but better than before!

Here is the before shot of my sink area.  Scholastic box below holds glue bottles.  Towel dispenser has no towels - they are not provided by the school.  Soap is also not provided, so I found a dispenser in the cupboard.  

After! Stick-on mirrorspaper towel stand, tissues, extra crayons, and my new paper cutter from Mybinding.com (more on that in a couple of days!).  Glue bottles got put in the cupboard.  Cupboards are labeled for me to remember what's in them, but also for the kids and subs to know where things are.

It's a small improvement, but I'm happy with it.  I've uploaded a freebie of my organizational labels.  I just printed them in color, cut them out, and taped them to my cupboards with clear packing tape.  I also made 4 different versions of the "Teacher Supplies" label, to accommodate male, female, and different skin tones.  Us teachers are not all made the same :)

I hope you can use this freebie!  Feel free to leave me a comment if you download it!

Happy Aloha Friday! :)


Freebie Fridays

12 comments:

  1. I totally understand the cleaning thing. I am STILL cleaning after being in my room for almost 5 years! I found magazines from the 1940s. I'm planning on telling my principal that I found some "great lesson plans" from them...wink...wink... Love the little mirrors!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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    1. I bet those magazines are cool! The ads alone have got to crack you up! :)

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  2. Looks great! I love the little mirrors... they are really cute!

    Wonderful job!

    ❀ Kate
    Purely Paperless

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    1. Thanks Kate! I wanted to find an affordable mirror for above the sink and these little stick on ones are only $10! Score!

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  3. Love the "Teacher Only" labels. The last couple of weeks I've had students "helping themselves". I hope this will help. Thanks for sharing.
    Angie K
    MakingTheBasicsFun

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    1. Oh man, that's the worst! I hope these labels help your students learn some boundaries :)

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  4. Okay can I just say I'm jealous you have a sink?! It looks great and I know what you mean about cleaning out old stuff. I inherited my room from a teacher who had been in the business for a long time. Not only does she have multiple copies of things in multiple file folders, some of it is soooo old the paper clips are permanently rusted to the paper! Yikes! Keep on keepin' on! Your room will look great!
    Shibahn

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    1. I totally have rusty paper clips, too! Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  5. Super cute! Thank you!
    Crystal
    zadorafamily@gmail.com

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  6. Oh I love organizing and labels! Thanks for the freebies! :)

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    1. You are welcome! I hope you can use them in your room!

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