I discovered that I need to purchase a couple of new hula hoops a few of them have kinks. I will be ordering them from a P.E catalog because they have the ones that won't kink.
The shelf under the cubby has my hacky sacks that we use for beat passing activities, in the the purple box is our rhythm folders (each student gets one), and the box in the bottom shelf has my cups for the cup passing game.
Above my tech cart I hung up a paper organizer. This is where I store the printed music, listening maps, and beat charts that we need for the day's lesson. I have the fan on top because my Promethean Projector likes to overheat because my room is often very warm so it can't get any cool air without the fan on. We are on construction calendar this year. We will be putting in longer days so we can get out early (April 30.) They will be redoing our roof because it leaks and they will put in a new air system. I am hoping it will help keep my room cooler than it is now. The tweety cup has some dry erase markers it will be moving to a new location.
I also hung up my power strip today. When you have a lot of tech things you need a lot of outlets. I also hung up my 13 slot USB adapter. I will be plugging in the Promethean board, my printer, the Activotes, the ActivExpression, and my presentation mouse.
The bottom shelf has all my tools and things I need. I store my screwdrivers, wrenches , drills, Velcro, electric tape, duct tape, Recorder Karate belts, Recorder cleaning chemical, and there are two drawers with my VHS tapes. As you can see the top shelf has my games, but it's still messy. In the next picture you will see what it looks like after I cleaned it.
I went through all the drawers where I keep my supplies and tools. I took everything out and wiped out each drawer and then put the stuff back. I did throw out some things that I forgot what they were for or I couldn't figure out what to use it with.
Tomorrow I will be going through the blue file cabinets. Inside are things I use for various activities. There is no paper in these file cabinets. It's just a bunch of stuff and things that I need to go through and decide what stays and what goes. I also need to organize them because things have been just thrown in them.
I ended up donating my stereo system. It was hard to get rid of it because I kept thinking I will need it, but I haven't used it in two years. I use my computer and Promethean Board to play all my music. I also use my iPod to play music so there really wasn't a reason to keep it. I thought maybe I should keep it for when I have a sub, but I decided it wasn't worth trying to store just for that. I will just have the subs use my computer. I will create a special account on my computer that they will log onto and everything they need will be on the desktop. I don't plan on having my sub us the computer a lot because when I am out I will just have the subs do centers with the students or a planned activity that doesn't require recorded music.
I will continue tomorrow with my journey to clean and organize my room.