The good part is that my school is being renovated during the 2011/2012 school year. More good news is that I will have a WAY bigger space when we return (700 sq ft), thank I do now (225 sq ft). The bad news is that we will be off site at a warehouse school for all of next year. I was just feeling like I had settled in to my classroom too.
Friday was a Plan day for us and although I had TONS to do, I felt the pressure to pack. So started to pack up some items I felt I would not longer use. Halfway through the day I got very upset. I had not gotten very far. You see because my room is so small I only have out what I use and because I use these items weekly if not daily, I could not put much away. However, that did not stop me from making a mess. This is what my room looked like.
How on Earth was I going to be able to teach on Monday? Let's just say that I pulled it together and got all the junk sorted and put away. However, now I have 4 boxes siting in the middle of my carpet/ class meeting space. If you have not previously read, my room is tiny, it is really an old observation room, turned office, turned into an ELL room. I am going to have to pray that my team leader, who is so gracious and kind, made enough room in our team's closet for my junk. So if your read Mrs. L, I will be visiting on Monday morning. :)
I was so frustrated and tired when I left Friday afternoon because I had not planned, made copies or even changed my calendar for Monday morning. Thankfully I did a lot of work at home this weekend and caught up a bit.
On a good note here is a resource I have that I have to revisit in the next few days to help me with my packing & storing. It is a fantastic read and worth every penny. I reread it every summer to help me plan my class the following year. I think I'll have to pick it up a little early this year. :/
Have you all been through any renovations/ relocation's? If you have would you be so kind as to leave me some love, in the way of comments. I would love any tips you all have.
Hope you are had a better weekend than I did.