teaching 2nd grade, I was told I could keep anything I wanted out of the cupboards in the classroom when I moved in. The previous teacher was retiring after a very long time and mentioned the things left were items she had paid for with her own money and I could use them for the school or keep them or toss them or whatever.
It was quite a task cleaning out the decades of paraphernalia. I ended up donating much of it to charity and using only some items in the classroom. There were a few things however that I was very happy to take home with me - a packet of vintage schoolroom posters for one.
I KNOW. Heart be still. I fell in love with these right away. I framed them and they've been hanging in my home for 10 years now...
Which one is your favorite?