Okay, so I have something horrifying to confess. I have only been out of school for three days. Yes, three! Then I had one night & one day of professional development and tomorrow I start a summer nannying gig. YUCK!
Anyway, every June we have to pack up every single thing in our classrooms. I mean EVERYTHING. Everything off the walls, all furniture stacked and everything else boxed up and covered. Then in September we unpack everything and put it in the exact same place that it was in June. Is it just me or does this seem a little repetitive. And silly. And completely 100% ridiculous.
Here are a few pictures of my classroom before we started packing. To be honest it's less "before" and more "Oh shoot... we started packing and everything is a mess and I forgot to take pictures." So please forgive the mess and lack of cutesiness.
Block area with shelves pushed aside so the custodian would vacuum my rug. Excuse the hot mess.
Other side of blocks
Writing center minus all the cutesy posters and student work that had been hanging there
I excluded a huge number of "before" pictures because I didn't want you to be completely horrified and unfollow my blog.
And here are the AFTER pictures. And by AFTER I mean AFTER two days of over 100 degree temperatures trying to pack up while doing progress reports and paperwork, while entertaining several four and five year olds.
How scary is that? Kind of like The Nightmare on Kindergarten Street. Does anyone else have to pack up like this? Please tell me that we are not the only ones! I love these "rules" that come from the super-important-people-downtown-who-have-no-idea-how-ridiculous-their-rules-are. The End. Please don't have nightmartes tonight over the horrifyingness that is a mountain of child size chairs, furniture, shelves, tables, cubbies and toys.