So........ I got a new job at a new school that I am super excited about. The last teacher that was in the room left a lot of "stuff specific to the grade level" behind. As in......random posters and boarders in the cupboards, empty containers, 2 file cabinets jam packed full of random files and transparencies that are very disorganized. There are also random stacks of copies everywhere (100 problem math fact sheets). Some of the stuff is 4th grade specific, but a lot of it is just random stuff. If I was a first year teacher, perhaps I would be grateful, but since I have been teaching for 5 years now, I have stuff of my own too and have no where to put it! I would just purge everything, but this teacher moved only across the hall from me! What would you do/have you done in this situation? Or have you been someone who has left tons of stuff behind thinking you were helping the next person coming in? Honestly, I think she is just leaving all the stuff behind that she doesn't need and is too lazy to clean out her old room. Just my opinion.