Thursday, June 11, 2009


Today is the day before my final day of the school year. Tomorrow, I will travel with the 7th graders as a chaperone for their trip to a local waterslide park.

In the meantime, I have a crudload of work to do. My school is moving campuses, so I have had to pack up everything in my classroom for the move. We teachers tend to be natural pack rats, so not only have I had to box everything up, but I have had to scrutinize every book and stack of paper to decide what makes the move and what gets purged. This makes for an agonizingly slow boxing-up process.

As much as I hate to admit it, I am going to need one day next week to pack up the rest of my classroom and move much of it to my new classroom. We received a set number of boxes to pack up our official classroom stuff, but anything personal, I will have to move myself. My new classroom is on the building's third floor, so I am definitely going to be getting my workout.

I am so looking forward to summer and bidding adieu to this year's group of 8th graders.

Good Day to You, Sir


Don, American said...

My father died in Michigan in the middle of my 20th year of teaching. It took nine months to settle his affairs, and when I returned to California, I never went back to get my "stuff." I don't miss it.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Enjoy your summer Mr. Chanman

Anonymous said...

I went totally digital and tossed all the paper (Why was I saving 5 copies of something I have digitally stored?) in the recycle bin. I feel much lighter.