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Cluttered chaos

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by harchie, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. hello,
    I have a colleague in a who is a notorious hoarder.
    The classroom is cluttered and over furnished there is little room to move freely and it is very claustraphobic. tables have to be moved for circle time, story time, constuction etc.
    The head teacher wants the classroom environment decluttered but my friend cannot see the problem.
    How do I help in a sensitive & helpful way?
  2. With her 'permission', get loads of boxes and de-clutter and re-arrange the classroom. Nothing has been thrown away and she can see how it goes for a few weeks. Then give her the supprt (hold wide the bin-bags!) when she is recovered enough to go through the precious things of the classroom. Hopefully she will be happy to see it go.
    I am a notorious horder too but know well the error of my ways and I clear out once a term.

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