Sunday, June 20, 2010

Changing Rooms

I haven't accomplished much school-wise this summer. My daughter is playing softball, my sister got married last weekend and my son, well, my son is three.

My classroom has been cleaned out and the floors redone. Only now I find out that I am moving classrooms next year. I am teaching chemistry, so my principal is moving me upstairs to the chemistry "suite." It's a nice room, one room with desks for lecture situations and an adjacent room for lab activities. With any luck, we won't spend much time in the lecture room.

I'm not sure if this move is permanent or not. In all actuality, I'm not even sure what I will be teaching this fall. This leaves me a pretty big dilemma.

If you have never had a science classroom, you cannot begin to comprehend the amount of "stuff" that can accumulate. I inherited this room from a former earth science teacher a few years ago and STILL haven't managed to go through all the cabinets. (One key phrase here is "earth science teacher," I literally have a ton of rocks to move.)

Since I am not positive that I will not be coming back to this room, I really, really, REALLY don't want to move everything upstairs only to have to move it back downstairs next spring.

Sigh.

So for now, I won't move anything.

1 comment:

mhopple said...

Tracie,
I feel your pain!!! I too teach chemistry and am moving to a new room after 20 years in another. Needless to say, I have been working for weeks cleaning out closets, cupboards and drawers. I now have to address MSDS sheets to find out to safely rid the room of old chemicals. I am to the point of moving most of my stuff from my old room; its all on carts for now while the room is cleaned. I hope my motivation holds out!!
I am enjoying your blog, I too went to a modeling chemistry workshop this summer! Cool.

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