Moving to a new classroom stinks.
I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed at this point.
I was trying to figure out today why I feel so behind. Then I realized that I've spent hours doing things that for the past 10 years I haven't had to do... hanging up my alphabet line, my number line, my number words, colors, team numbers... Plus, having to do crazy things like change my 100 word wall words from velcro (to stick on my felt word wall) to magnetic (to now stick on my chalkboard). And my entire calendar board (which is a lot of stuff) can no longer be on a bulletin board, so it needed to be made magnetic, too.
Not to mention trying to figure out how to arrange things in this new (smaller) room. Several people have commented that they didn't realize how much smaller these rooms are... until they saw it full of all the furniture that used to fit in my old room.
But at least today I was able to encourage some of my fellow teachers. A few of them walked into my room at various times and then commented that they didn't feel so bad about their own rooms after seeing mine. I ended up staying a little later than I planned... I was getting a little freaked out by the people who would walk in my room and get a look of worry/panic as they looked around.
5 days until I have students.
2 of those days are meetings.
It's gonna be a busy weekend.