For me, today's project centers around helping our daughter relocate her room to the basement. I have to admit, this is slightly self serving as I will then be taking over her room as my office/library/travel souvenir room.
With this being said, she is cleaning out her clothes and we are moving our off season closet. As I participate in this process, I can't help but to think of new strategies and routines we set in place in our classrooms after trainings and in-services. We are equipped with the next best thing, much like the latest trend in the fashion industry.
This purging causes me to reflect upon what I have changed and implemented in my own closet-like classroom. I have many changes that I can clearly relate to specific trainings, books read or the influence of a colleague. When something new comes in, typically something must go.
These changes are exciting. We all look forward to that new outfit we get to try on and wear out, just like we can't wait to get back and get going with our new knowledge (I can't wait to get going on my new Colonial Williamsburg projects from class this summer, but that will be another blog).
I am looking forward to further reflections within my classroom regarding what "new outfit" has worked well and what needs to be redone. Sometimes that dress didn't fit like you were hoping to!