Trying it Tuesday
Elementary AMC May 13, 2014
I am linking up with my friend Holly over at the Fourth Grade Flipper for her super helpful linky....
It has been way toooooo long since I have managed to link up. I am here today to share something sort of personal that I am trying....I am transferring schools!!
Big deal you might be thinking - but it is a big deal - it is huge. I have only taught at one school my entire teaching career. One tiny rural school that is the equivalent of the Cheers bar - everyone literally knows your name in our school and community. I have been there for 15 years.
On top of all of this, I am not a huge fan of change - sure I change things up in my classroom - but big, scary, life altering change - no thank you. Big risks - not my cup of tea.
But I am doing it! I have transferred to a new school that is about 17 minutes from my house. My current drive is 45 minutes. The reduced drive time was a huge factor in this decision.
Another scary fact - I am moving to a brand new school - that will hopefully be finished in August - but I have a bad feeling I will be spending Labor Day weekend moving in to a mostly finished school. Ugh, moving!!!
I am also trying to figure out how to pack up 15 years of accumulated teaching resources. I think I may have too much stuff to even fit in my basement!!
Lastly, I am trying to wrap my head around the fact that I am not 100% sure what grade I will be teaching. The enrollment for the new school keeps changing and so do class sizes and number of classes. I have never had to worry about this before - being in a small school I was the grade 3/4 teacher (and for a short time the 2/3 teacher!) but I will have to wait and see (not a strong point of mine). So, since I can not guarantee that I will be Looking From Third to Fourth....I will be changing up my blog name (same place, new name). So if you pop in one day soon and see a new name and a new look - that is my trying out some new things.
I will be posting lots of pics as I pack up my class, unpack my new class and organize and decorate a brand new space!
Be sure to check out Holly's blog for links to actual ideas : )