Inheriting a classroom

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  1. Cicero

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    I could not believe all of the cool stuff that the previous teacher left behind in my classroom. For instance, I have a whole table full of games and neat things like.. foam swords (still trying to figure out how to work those into a lesson!). Going through her overflowing filing cabinet gave me not only a lot of great ideas, but also an idea of what Latin has been for my students in the past. I kept at least one copy of everything and managed to compress the older materials into one drawer. While sorting alone was an all day chore for me, I was glad to do it for all that I learned from it.

    What are some interesting things you have found in your new classroom? Or... was anyone unpleasantly surprised by their previous teacher leaving nothing?
     
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  3. lucybelle

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    I wasn't left anything either time. Well, except for a giant mess I had to clean up!!!

    Congrats on all your stuff! Sounds like you got the jackpot!
     
  4. SingBlueSilver

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    I, too, was left with a giant mess (both times/classrooms I inherited). And, unfortunately, I wasn't left with anything of value to my teaching. I did however come across an ELA Handbook pamphlet whose copyright year was in the 1950s! I kept it just because I thought it was neat to have.
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    Luckily the teacher's room I just got was already cleaned out of a lot of stuff because we were also switching rooms (I almost wrote wombs which would have been awkward because I never had one being male :lol:).

    Anyway, a lot of content books for the library, games, etc.
     
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    When I switched rooms this year, I was left a nice clean room with many grade appropriate supplies. It was pretty nice to walk into after my move a few years back where I had lots and lots of cleaning to do.
     

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