Hey there! It’s time for the “cleaning” part of Spring Cleaning your classroom. I promise it won’t be too bad, and you’ll feel so good to have it done!
Every school building is going to be different when it comes to janitorial duties. Plus, there are definitely specific procedures and policies in place during the pandemic. If you’re unsure about anything, ask your school janitors about the process they have in the classroom for cleaning and disinfecting.
Once you have a good idea of what’s being cleaned and how often, you’ll know exactly what could benefit from you cleaning it. Little things like blinds, window sills, and shelves are easy to forget. You’ll want to start a list of little areas like this so they get the love they need!
Check with your school about what types of cleaners you can use. I’ve found that for most things, dry Swiffers and Clorox wipes are all I need.
If you’re having trouble getting started: I don’t know about you, but I feel like I cannot get anything done if my desk is a mess. And truthfully, it’s usually a mess. So it’s a good place to start!
Plus, I’ve been known to do just about anything if I can grab a Sonic drink or Starbucks when I’m done! Hint hint! 😉
Start by going through all of your drawers and categorizing papers, lesson materials, etc. into different units, months, quarters, or however you typically like to lesson plan. Toss anything that you don’t need anymore.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve wiped down the top of your desk, you’ll feel better once you make it all shiny again!
Although cleaning out your desk now seems tedious, you’ll feel so much better about having it done when you walk out of your room in May.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of spring cleaning ideas for your classroom! Spring cleaning can be tough to get started with, but nothing beats the feeling of having it done. Give your classroom a little TLC and I’m sure it will help improve the quality of the rest of your school year!