Seriously though. When my husband and I moved to NC from Michigan to teach, we really tried to downsize. However, today while cleaning out my file cabinets (two-yes two) which hold now 10 years of teaching memories I found stuff that I can't believe I had. A flier for a talent show from 2008?!? I paid to move that all of the way from Michigan to North Carolina?!? And how about this gem?
So, while moving classrooms, I've been faced with the realization that I'm a teacher hoarder. :). I had an intervention with myself today and got rid of an entire trash can full of papers (to be recycled). 10 years of copies of things I've saved "just in case". I know I'm not the only teacher hoarder out there...there's others of you, right?
So, as I continue to pack up my classroom, I will try my best to downsize. I mean-this stuff can't come with me to middle school.
In the meantime...I better make room in the attic for my "elementary teaching supplies"...you never know if I'll need them.