I’ve been out of school long enough that I’m starting to feel antsy about getting back. There is so much to do. When I emptied out my room at my last school, I had to separate out all of the stuff that was mine from the stuff that belonged to the school. I threw away garbage cans worth of stuff as I cleaned the room. I’ve only been back in that room for two years, where did all the junk come from? Now I have taken over two of our bedrooms at home with boxes from my room, I could start sorting the stuff, but it’s hard to find room to spread it out. It would be nice to get it organized before I try to move it into the new room.
One of the problems with moving into the new assignment is that the school has not finished the 2007-2008 school year yet. Most tracks are still in session until the end of this week. Compounding the problem is the fact that most of the kindergarten rooms in my new school are being relocated. Previously, they had been scattered around the school, after the move they will be closer together. Only one of the previous five kindergarten teachers is staying. The principal is new to the school and often people change when there is a leadership change. Also some of the previous kindergarten teachers are moving out of state or closer to home. Since kindergarten is full day at Title One schools in our district, and this, like my last school is a Title One school, we need about one teacher for each track.
Anyway, I should be able to get into the school sometime next week and at least find out which room I’m going to be in this next year. Sometimes, they want you to stay away and give the custodial staff a chance to do some deep cleaning between sessions. They haven’t said anything about that yet.