Packing up the room

19 May

Two years ago, I was told on the last day of school that I would be moved to a different grade and team. I had anticipated this news and had started packing up weeks ahead.

Last year, on the last day of school, my entire hall was told we would be moving to a different hall. I packed my room in one day, fueled by frustration and anger.

This year. Oh, this year!

This year, we are being given three days to pack up. Only one teacher per team can be there on any given day. A spreadsheet sign-up has been sent out. The school will provide boxes and gloves. It will be a bring your own mask party.

I hope pack up 2021 is less eventful.




10 Responses to “Packing up the room”

  1. K May 19, 2020 at 10:05 am #

    It is a tight window this year. Pack-up, like most things this year, will be a bit disorienting. Give me a call and I’m happy to help. I’ve had to pack up my entire classroom and move 11 years out of 20. Sorry this is so overwhelming for you but I’m confident I can help you which should alleviate some of the stress.

  2. Damiano May 19, 2020 at 10:05 am #

    Sorry, didn’t finish my name on the last post.

    • Adrienne May 19, 2020 at 10:29 am #

      Thanks, I will probably be OK. There were a few years where I changed jobs every year for 5 years in a row. I am glad we get three days…piece of cake!

  3. franmcveigh May 19, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    I can feel your pain and frustration. I remember the only year that the “school staff” moved me – the day before classes began in August. After I had spent days during the summer getting organized . Aye, yi, yi! Those memories still bring up a great deal of anger!

    • Adrienne May 19, 2020 at 10:30 am #

      The end of a school year is never dull!

  4. arjeha May 19, 2020 at 11:02 am #

    I am sure that you are a pro at packing and even though these are not usual circumstances you will be fine. Good luck.

  5. Susan Apps-Bodilly May 19, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

    Hang in there! It’s such a very weird time to pack up a classroom. I really had to work at not crying.

    • Adrienne May 19, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

      Thank you for letting me know you cried. I hadn’t anticipated that reaction, but I know it will be emotional.

  6. onathought May 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

    So frustrating and emotional! All that packing.

  7. Lisa Corbett May 20, 2020 at 2:17 am #

    I hate packing up! But I think I can do it in 2 hours this year. I am not expecting to move to a new room but if I do it will take me days to pack up! I’m anticipating the emotion too. Good luck with your packing!

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