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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Clutter-Free #3

I am in week 3 for the challenge given to many by The Clutter-Free Classroom.  Please check the blog out by clicking the pic above.  It is a great site, for more than just clutter management.

I worked hard this week to make a clean sweep in the room.

1.  Alright!!!!  I did some organizing.  I worked on 7-10 files, as planned.  I began with the reading group files.  I am working on getting the files into binders instead of my cabinet.  This week I threw a bunch of paper in the recycling and it felt great!  I will post the before/after pics when I have the files for reading completed.

2.  I re-organized my writing center, long over due!  Here are the before and after pics.
Anyway, the kids love the new set up for the writing area.  I also began working on cleaning out my craft closet but I am not done pics on that later.

I know it doesn't seem like much, but the drawers were a disaster and all the paper and stickers were hard to contain.  So the paper stacker was a new and welcome addition and the revised board looks better organized.  I don't have a lot of space for this center.  It's right under the s and t section of my word wall, so makes it tricky for making a board as I have to leave plenty of space for the words above the board.

I still have a little bit to do to this center but it feels better organized now.



  1. Love the changes you made! What a great challenge...I so should have participated in that! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

    1. Thanks. It has been fun.
      Thanks for checking it out.

  2. Even the kids notice when you make positive changes! Keep it up, Amy!

  3. Isn't it funny how even the smallest of changes makes a big difference!?
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten