This is one of five tables still loaded with stuff to find a new home. I've worked in my classroom between 2-6 hours several days for the last couple of weeks. Emptying, stacking, sorting, placing items where I think they should go. Moving things around when I like something else a bit better.
Whittling down the piles hours after sweat filled hours. I see a lot of my colleagues doing the same thing.
I have been lying awake at night just thinking of all the things that need done so I can get to the lessons. I have three weeks until I have students. Can you believe it? Three weeks. I have meetings with my new team, meeting with the new Building Leadership Team, meetings for grade level facilitators, etc. Each of these three weeks will be filled with unpacking, opening new supplies, getting ready for the students.
So after a few days, I've made it. All the boxes are accounted for. I cleaned off the five tables of stuff today in a marathon day. I worked Kyle's work schedule. He dropped me off at 7 am and picked me up at 3:30. I stopped long enough to eat lunch with my kids and was back at it. I only have a few more posters, curtains, and my desk to tackle. Then the room will official be done. Yeah! A little whiny, but I'm tired.