7 hours of cleaning later my classroom has been cleaned top to bottom. I'm not talking about the putting stuff about and organizing type of cleaning. No I'm talking bottle of spray cleaner, scrub brush and sos pad kind of cleaning.
Usually the kids and I give the room a surface cleaning and the deep cleaning is done by the summer custodians. They have told me several times that they are going to use the super power cleaner on my room anyway so not to bother scrubbing to much.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that the summer school program that is using our school this year is NOT using my art room for their art class. They are using for a kinder/1st class and the room needed to be cleaned top to bottom by Monday!!!
I figured art class would use my room, get it messy again and then custodial would deep clean it.
I found out yesterday afternoon that my room needed to cleaned and sanitized by Monday and I would need to be the one to do it. Let me tell you, I don't think my classroom has EVER been so clean. I hate to see anyone use it because I want it to stay perfect for next fall. After cleaning from 8:30am till 4pm the night custodian came in and found me scrubbing my walls and took pity on me. He brought me a chocolate bar and said he would take care of mopping the floor for me tonight. Thank god.
Unfortunately since I spent the day cleaning I did not get to go through my filling cabinet crammed full of papers and lesson plans like I planed to. Looks like I will be spending my first official day of summer vacation back in my classroom tomorrow trying to get my lessons in order.
Don't tell anyone, but I think I'll sneak in my dog to keep me company:)
that would be my dog and my father in law