Saturday, January 21, 2012

Clutter Free Classroom Project Week 3

This is week three of the Clutter Free Classroom Project. If you haven't joined yet you should.

Purging clutter really isn't that hard for me. I do it at the end of every year, especially since I have been in 4 classrooms in 4 years. It is easy to purge so you don't have to move it!
For this project I am focusing on my art center and my small group area. My small group area is by the door and catches a lot of junk. I forgot my camera the day I did it so no pictures but trust me I got rid of a lot!!!!
The art center was full of messy paper, lots of containers with markers and crayons galore. I went through and threw out all the dried up markers and marker lids with no marker. Check out my purging!
Empty box lid (covered in contact paper-that is how the teacher before stored things). This once held  paper, but not very well!

All the paper that has been drawn on or cut up that was once in the box lid. This is going in the cutting tub  where students practice  cutting, but it is a sturdy plastic tub with scissors attached.

All the markers I cleared out. (Used that same old box lid)

Three tubs of markers down to just one!

The final product! It still needs to be moved to another area, and needs better storage but it looks a lot better now!


4321teach said...

Wow! Look at all the empty shelf space from getting rid of old markers. I know what you mean about moving I have moved 4 times in 6 years. Good luck organizing the rest of your room!


Anonymous said...

You had a nice idea to caver your box with paper. That's nice! I need to get rid of a LOT of things too, as I tend to store and store forever. You inspire me!