Monday, July 18, 2011

Setting up shop

Oooh my, today was my first day cleaning out and setting up my classroom. I. AM. EXHAUSTED.
I first saw my room about a month ago, and the teacher that was moving out had yet to move his stuff I was thinking I would be walking into a much cleaner room today. Much to my surprise, I ended up spending 2 hours boxing up 6 boxes of his stuff that he hadn't moved out of my room. SO annoying.

The next 2 hours were spent cleaning and sorting through all of the 2nd grade supplies that the former teacher had left for me. I had no idea what a task that would be, I found so many duplicates of things that I now have no idea what to do with! I thought I might be able to clean and set up my room in about 2-3 days, looks like its going to be atleast the rest of this week if not longer! :(

Here are a few pictures of what I'm having to work with...
He left me most of that stuff to take down for him. And all of the stuff you see on the floor is what I am now having to sort through from the former teacher! 

Such a mess! You can see the huge task I have in front of me, these pictures are when I first saw it a month ago!


  1. I'm in the same position this year. When I left for summer break my room looked like a storage unit because of the other teachers stuff in there. Good luck with your room and congrats on the job. I'm a new follower and hope you can follow mine at

    Mrs. Shepherd

  2. So excited you are a new follower! I am only at 6...but I hope once I can start posting exciting things about my classroom I will have more! Thank you, and I will certainly go follow your blog too :)