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?