So.... I have an announcement. Actually it means nothing to anybody but me but I'd still like to hype it up. I'm just kinda like that.
After fifteen years of teaching in the same school, I am leaving. I took a job here in Massachusetts teaching in an urban district. I'm teaching in a small K-8 school and I am the only social studies teacher for seventh and eighth grade. I am so excited, scared and overwhelmed I don't know if I should whoop it up or puke!
Last week I cleaned out my classroom of a decade and disentangled myself. Although I looooooved my classroom and would have forked you in the eye if you ever even suggested I might want a new classroom, I am the reason teachers should have to move classrooms every five years or so.
My biggest issue....Time marches on! I threw out binder after binder of worksheets I created a lifetime ago that definitely don't reflect who I am today. I found all of my special education resources that I squirreled away in case they hated me as a social studies teacher and sent me back. Worst I found these..
Boxes and boxes of diskettes! Don't forget about these....
On yes... April Morning read aloud on multiple tapes. Yup, let me just get out my tape player.... I had one of those too! Actually, I had a dual cassette recorder.
It took 10 hours, 4 recycling bins, and 7 trash bags but it is done.
I packed all the important things..
Now I'm ony way.... Goodbye Room 239.... It was a blast!
Moving forward.... Thidis my first time teaching in an urban district. I would love to hear any advice from those of you who have been there and done that!