I had the kids keep notebooks in the classroom and we stored them in crates. I had no use for the crates so I left them for her as she too will be requiring notebooks. It's for a 'bell-ringer' that gets the kids in their seats and copying a sentence to correct or a journal prompt to respond to.
I'm giving my old one from home to a teacher friend who teaches two rooms from mine. She will have the tech guy hook it up or she will just use it with her lap top. Either way she is happy. No more leaving her classroom in the middle of a class to get something. Its color is not as good as the other one, but she doesn't need color.
When I came there the teacher before me had a ritual of throwing a worksheet away the last time she used it. She left me nothing: no worksheets. tests. or lesson plans and no supplies. I was completely on my own and it was daunting. I didn't want to do that to my replacement.
It felt good to walk out and know I was done---that not only my summer was free and clear but the rest of my life also.
I will be trying to write regularly about my retirement. This and the previous posts are the first installments.