It’s great being a professional hoarder. I collect useful things and stash them in the depths of my desk. I never find myself lacking in resources or ideas for last minute activities. I have cut out and stick, matching, colouring, DIY board games galore! Anything is within easy reach and can be grabbed in an instant to save me from an emergency school situation.
But now as I approach my last day at this school I must prepare my things and get ready to hand over my desk, my office sanctuary, my stash place…
I’ve found multiple stamps – stars, smiley faces, Doraemon, Disney characters… and shiny stars too (oh how I love to give out a gold star!)
I came across an old guide book to Thailand that I haven’t looked at for at least a year judging by the amount of old exam papers that it was buried under.
I now have over 12 different colour, shape and size post it notes. I even dusted off a few Guess Who game sets that had been donated by a teacher who has already flown the nest.
I too have been donating, carefully selecting certain teachers for certain resources – these things are precious pieces of art to me, many of which were created by my own hand – one cannot simply cast them aside onto the recycling pile.
I could probably give everything away. I’m moving to a school that actually has resources – this will be a shock to the system. They might even let me print in colour!! Lets not get too carried away just yet.
And so I have condensed my hoard of treasures into one box and a carrier bag, to be carried home and moved to Phuket and stashed away in my new desk; because you never know when you might need something!