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! Having a shiny clean classroom is sure to give you a great sense of accomplishment and pride.
(If you need to catch up, you can go back and read part one and part two!)
Figure out what needs done
Every school building is going to be different when it comes to janitorial duties. There are probably specific procedures and policies in place. Ask your school janitorial staff what you should or should not do before leaving your classroom for the summer.
Once you know exactly what you need to do, getting started is a lot easier. You can make a to-do list, or maybe put sticky notes on areas to clean. Places like blinds, window sills, and shelves are easy to forget. You’ll want to remember these areas 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.
How to get started
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to 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. Categorize 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 you’ve already made copies of end of the year activities like a kindergarten memory book or summer review pack, be sure to put them in a safe place. Sometimes I get overambitious when I’m cleaning and put things I need in hard-to-find places!
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!
Cleaning your desk now vs. in May is such a good feeling.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of spring cleaning ideas for your classroom! Spring cleaning is sometimes 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!