Sunday, December 21, 2014

On the move!

So this year has gotten away from me.  After you read this post, you'll hopefully understand my lack of recent posts.  (Not to mention my blog design keeps disappearing - I gotta get some help with that!)

I don't think I've mentioned before, but I've been in a holding school for the last year and a half.  My school was built in the late sixties and was long overdue for a makeover.  The building had been designed with that open floor plan where one classroom joined another.  And then later, when the powers that be decided that didn't work so well, they divided it up and put in walls.  My  classroom was a bizarre pie shape.  Fitting desks, not to mention all that other stuff was a creative feat every year.

So at the end of the school year in 2013, we packed everything up and moved into a temporary holding school.  I spent about 6 months sorting through my 18 years of accumulated teaching stuff. Some got tossed, some passed on to others, and much of it packed into over 100 boxes.  And in August we came back to a holding school as they tore our old one down and built a brand new one!

Now the building we moved into, ironically enough, was about 20 years older than the one we just moved out of and hadn't been used as an actually school in years.  My mantra became "18 months."  In all honesty, it wasn't that bad.  My room was a normal rectangle shape and had plenty of storage.  However, whenever I tried to turn on the AC a swamp developed in my room.  But we learned to adjust.

And now it is time to move into our brand spanking new school all two stories of it with the latest technology.  I am super excited about!  Having to move twice in less than two years...less than exciting.  But ultimately worth it. Hugs, Heather