If you’re not out of school already, you’re probably counting down the days. Maybe even the hours. Minutes. Seconds.
Me? I finished last Wednesday. Submitted grades. Left early. Came back bright and early the next day. By the time I got there Thursday morning, the custodians had already emptied all the desks from my room readying it for floor repair and a waxing. I stood there in my empty room staring at what was left. My stuff.
A lot of stuff.
And more books.
This year I had to pack it all up not just so the room could be cleaned, but because we are moving. Our relocation from Houston to North Texas is only 4 1/2 hours, but it’s a whole truckload of incredible resources. A really big truckload. A Chevy Silverado worth of stuff.
And I had one day to cull through it to decide what to keep and what pitch.
I pitched a lot. But I also kept a lot. I just finished teaching 6th grade. Prior to that I taught 7th grade. I’ve taught 8th, and at risk high school students. And here’s the kicker. Next year I’m not yet sure what grade level I’ll have. All I know is that it’ll be English.
So I brought pretty much everything I have, which spans all grade levels, and although I’m only two days into summer vacation, I’m already excited and thinking about fall.
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