Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by animalclass, May 27, 2009.
Jun 17, 2009
I will definitely be doing this next year. Thanks for the idea.
We have to remove everything from walls and cover all shelves. Makes it fun at beginning year though. We get to start fresh.
Wow, you've got a lot of pics there! The only thing I took consistant pics of all year long was my calendar area, so here you go.
That last shot my husband took of me and my first teacher friend ever: Sara. Isn't it ironic that he took it in the corner where I had my calendar all year? We took that shot on the very last day, right before I got in the car and left the school. I'll be working at a different middle school next year. Kind of sad about it, but what can you do.
Jun 18, 2009
thats what i was looking for, im in love with the may display
Okay, I have a couple of pictures. I will try to post them. but I am not exactly sure how to....hmmmmmm lets see
Do I just copy and paste??? Still tryin
you have to upload the pictures to a free account online like photobucket and then copy the img code and paste it here
okay thanks. i will use smilebox.... maybe
Jun 23, 2009
I teach in a Montessori classroom, so we don't have a "housekeeping" center per se. We have things that the children use to really clean up the classroom. I must not have taken a picture of that part of the space.
We also do real food prep and sewing and all kinds of art and what we call "Practical Life" activities.
I teach 3-6 year olds.
Yup, me too! I was just explaining this to a friend of mine (who teaches in a different district) who doesn't have to do this. This year on top of taking everything off the walls and covering bookcases/shelves with paper, we were informed we had to take home all furniture that belonged to us. I'm really glad it was just a couple of small book cases and a mini fridge - not a futon or small couch in my room like a couple of teachers at the other end of the building.
We got a notice this year to take all electrical appliances home because they were no longer allowed at school. So, I saw several people lugging home mini fridge's, microwaves, etc. The funny thing is that we're not even supposed to have those on campus anyway so some people must've been pretty sneaky.
We have to strip the room down so the floors can be stripped.
Jun 25, 2009
Our district totally strips the classrooms at the end of each year. You don't have to take your personal items home with you if you know you'll be there the following year - but everything has to be boxed up and marked with your room number. Also if you want to keep the same room arrangement, you have to put a drawing of it on your chalboard so the cleaning staff can put it back the way it was.
I spoke to one of the janitors and he told me what they do. He said they clean EVERYTHING. He said they start by removing everything from the room. Then they start at the ceiling fans and work their way down. They remove every staple from the tack strips and BB's, wipe down every shelf, desk, table, and chair, and then they wax the floor. Then they move it all back in again.
Personally, I thought it was really cool and was grateful. It's nice to know that when you come back in the fall, your room will be spotless and ready to go for another round. Plus you can change up your room arrangement, put up fresh BB's, etc. I'd go nuts having the same stuff every year. zzz