Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Ultimate Chance to be Clutter Free

So as many of you may know, I have been participating in the Clutter Free Project.
I have let go of extra supplies and copies from my 3rd grade classroom.
Well, I have the ultimate chance to be clutter free, because I am changing grade levels
I am going to be teaching 5th grade!
I see this as a great chance to organize/store my 3rd grade stuff. 
I am one of those teachers that never completely parts with things from a grade level. 
Which is good, because I used to teach 5th and I can pull out all my old lessons.  (In my head I am noting the fact that I have grown a lot a teacher since I was in 5th grade, so many of these lessons might be laughable now!)
I am also moving rooms AGAIN!  (This is the 4th time in my current building.)
I know I should be a pro by now, but I am not. 
I will be fully embracing the Clutter Free idea as I move to my new classroom.
I also borrowed this book from a teacher friend and found it to be useful as I think about my new space:
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In more exciting news, the only reason I am moving to 5th grade is because Antoinette is changing jobs!  She is now going to be a Teaching and Learning Coach.  She is super excited/nervous!  She will be great!  I am looking forward to getting all kinds of new ideas from her, since she will be working with 2 schools, and all their teachers. 



  1. I love this book. I have moved rooms almost every year of my career and I use this book every time I setup a new room. It has some great ideas!

  2. What a great attitude and perspective you have about returning to 5th grade. I wish you and Antoinette the best as you embark on new adventures!!!

  3. Good for you for following through on the big clean! Love that book, too!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. This is a great book. I have had a chance to see Debbie in person and she is wonderful and all kinds of amazing.

    I am your newest follower and plan on sharing your wonderful blog with some of my teaching friends who blog stalk like me.

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    Heather's Heart

  5. Hooray for teaching 5th grade! You will love it! I found you through the linky party and can't wait to follow your blog.

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