Question: At what point does a teacher say, "I have too much stuff in my classroom"?
Answer: I'm not sure.
I am pretty sure I could stock an entire preschool. I just shipped 4 giant Fed Ex boxes to my new school.
...and then I took a 45 minute "break" to make an Excel spreadsheet of all the books on tape I have. (See previous posts about my slight OCD....) Conclusion? I have 60 sets of books on tape, totaling 298 books.
Granted I did not purchase a single one of those books, but still, that's quite a few! ...and those are just books on tape. I haven't even tried to catalogue all my other books, though I really should.
Anyway, I'm in love with all the books I have--I think a good classroom ought to have lots of books for students to read, because how can you learn to love reading without books?
However, I'm pretty sure I'm set for my career...here's hoping I never become a hoarder and/or clutterer! I gladly and proudly embrace my organizational skills as they ensure I will never be the person who holds on to things "just in case."