Today’s post is dedicated to those fine purveyors of knowledge – the elementary school teacher. You hard-working individuals are truly the building blocks of society. Without teachers, our country would just not be the same. As the child of a long time elementary school teacher, there is a lot more work that goes into the job than many people realize.
One of the most arduous tasks that come with being a teacher is the clean-up that occurs after the school year is finished. For the students, it’s “school is out for summer!” but for teachers, the end of the school year is synonymous with weeks of organizing, trashing and cleaning.
For you teachers, this year make the clean-up job a little bit easier by purchasing a variety of plastic storage boxes and bins for keeping smaller items neat and organized. Plus, next year you will know exactly where you left all the glitter and stencils – instead of digging through the back closet for 20 minutes while a class full of 10 year olds looks on in confusion.
I would recommend purchasing a few Sterilite 3-Drawer Organizer – ClearView Wide 2093 storage boxes. These boxes are perfect for keeping paper and stationery in order. They also make an excellent place to keep writing utensils, crayons, scissors and other craft items. The best thing about these organizers (other than their sturdy construction) is that they are clear, making it easy to see into the drawers.
I think it is important to get a variety of organizers for cleaning up the classroom. Different items require different types of storage organizers. Therefore, I would recommend picking up another organizer such as the 4-Drawer Acrylic Organizer for storing smaller items such glitter, beads, stencils and other bulk items that are hard to store in larger drawers. This organizer is also clear, making it easy to see into the drawers.
Good luck to all of you teachers in getting the classroom in order this summer… Just be prepared to pull it all back out in two months!