One of the first things I needed to get done this summer was my classroom.
13 years worth of stuff... packed up and ready to move. And I had a lot of stuff.
When I came to this school right after college, they were adding a fourth 1st grade classroom. I moved into a completely empty classroom. Absolutely nothing in it. I bought a ton of stuff that year.
And I've bought more stuff every year since then.
I found these in the back of a cabinet. These were all projects/assignments for various education classes. Pages and pages and pages worth of stuff.
I threw it all away. I haven't look at it in 13 years and there was no reason it needed to make the move. But ugh... all that work.
My mom came down Sunday afternoon with my dad's truck. In an hour, my room went from the above pictures, to this...
And my dad's truck looked like this...
and this. There was literally just enough room for my mom to drive. (and my van had stuff in it, too!)
All that stuff is now here. In the hallway at my new school. I couldn't put it in my classroom yet, but I was thrilled to be able to bring it here. (and to see the school/my room!) I really didn't want to load all this up/unload it at home and then have to do it all again to move it here. So thankful I could just take it straight there! (and so thankful to my mom for all her awesome help!) (and thankful for my sweet friend, Danielle, who spent a whole day with me sorting/organizing and packing!)
So here's my new school. One hallway.
Good. But different.
(and I was happily surprised by the size of my classroom!)