Diane, Good luck on the move! What and where is the new job? I was fortunate enough to only move 3 doors down for next year. This will be my 5th year of teaching, and only the *FIRST* time I hadn't moved to a different school or position (so basically, I am a pro at packing and unpacking the classroom). Hopefully I can make it 15 years like you, before moving again! lol Enjoy the rest of your summer!~Sarah
Wishing you the best as you prepare to move! I know it can be daunting (past experience), but keep persevering. Can you share what lies ahead?I moved into two different classrooms which left a lot of their supplies for me to go through. I really was grateful for what I could use, but the rest sure made for hard work. Just label everything #loveyourfutureself I say!Allison2nd Cup of Campers
I'm moving schools for the first time in five years. During the past five years I've taught 2nd grade for one year, two years teaching 3rd in a different classroom, then two years in a portable teaching 4th grade and a 3-4combo. I thought moving classrooms within the same school was hard, but having to move to a different school is more involved...before I packed I took pictures of the area and labeled the box! I used as many clear tubs as I could. I'm hoping to start moving into my new classroom next week. SusanPassioninportableland
So excited for you and this new adventure! I know it will be amazing and they are lucky to have you! :)Amelia wherethewildthingslearn
I am too :) Going from 2nd to 1st, from Charter to District! The best move possible, but still I'm so nervous!Where are you moving?
I'm moving from 3rd grade to 6th grade next year! Packing was NOT fun. I tried to be purposeful with my packing and put like things together, to make it easier in the fall. But then I got lazy and just wanted to get my room packed up. So we'll see how it goes when I unpack in my new room in August. :)What lies ahead for you?? Good luck with the move!EllieMiss Woodward's Class
I've moved many times in my 16 year career -- sometimes to a new state, sometimes just down the hall. In fact, I've only ever gotten to stay in the same room 2 years in a row ONCE as a classroom teacher and that year I went from being a 5th/6th combo to a 4th/5th combo and had to move out all the 6th grade stuff and move in the 4th. My best advice? Pack "like with like." As much as possible, pack stuff you use together in a box together. The worst classroom move I ever did was when I let my husband convince me to pack "Tetris" style where we mixed everything together to get it into the smallest space possible. I know it saved us space in the rental truck and since we were moving from CA to NJ, it had to be done, but WOW was that difficult to unpack in a new space. I couldn't find anything!! If you've got the ability, it's easier in the unpacking process if you leave a little space in a box rather than stuff something else in there that is unrelated to the rest. Good luck! What's the new job going to be?Heather QMy Clever Endeavors
I'm not moving locations... but I am moving grades! Nervous and excited! Good luck with your move! =)Ms. SmithAdventures of Ms. Smith
Ugh! I hate moving! During my 16 years of teaching, I have moved 9 times. One of the only good things about it is that it gives you an opportunity to TOSS!! :) Hang in there!
I am moving as well...New school and new grade level. I brought my stuff home (which my husband nearly killed me over) and I have gone through every single box twice and made gift boxes for my teaching buddies. Since I have been on TPT I have gone almost completely digital and then with the stuff my district gives me, I am lighter than I have been in 14 years! (from the teaching load aspect anyway!) I kept my professional books, classroom library books and some of the scholastic teacher books/activity books and some unit stuff. I have very limited storage in my new classroom so I had no choice but to lighten the load. I am grateful for that, I hate clutter more than kids who have potential and do absolutely nothing!
I used to teach year round and had to move every three months. It's hard but I loved that it made me purge and organize all those stacks that got shoved into cabinets while I was keeping up with more pressing matters. ;)
I moved classrooms, and that was enough! My students moved EVERYTHING for me the last day of school, then I came back an organized it all. What is your new assignment Diane?
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