Monday, March 28, 2011

Shelf Awareness

So, I’ve had these two shelves in my schoolroom forever. The larger, wooden one has always stored our games. It was garbage picked by my parents, and my dad added the back to it. The smaller, white shelf always had our school supplies such as math manipulatives, art supplies, science kits, etc.
While we do play games, we had many on our shelves that weren’t being used; we also had many outgrown puzzles. And, if someone wanted a game, she had to traipse through the room to the far side to get it. OK, that’s not that big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes it does matter.
On the other hand, the shelf with the school supplies was overcrowded and unorganized. Yikes! So, I simply switched the contents of the shelves, got rid of a bunch of games and puzzles (is it yard sale season yet?), and reorganized both shelves. Tada!
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Game and puzzle shelf.

                                                      School supplies shelf.

Q4U: What functional change have you made in your home or school area lately?