I did not realize that packing up a classroom was really stressful. I am finally done with all the boxes, tapes, labels, etc. In the process my classroom looked like a crime scene with signs of struggle!
I started out sorting, throwing out, weeding so to speak, and ambitiously organizing all that I have accumulated. I had one day to pack everything - one day from the last day of school. Moving day was to come faster than my packing speed! I simply could not do all the packing - singlehandedly - in one day, so I was glad when the movers were a day late.
I started labeling in the beginning, but when "tired" sat in I did not want to organize so I just dumped stuff into packing boxes.... My colleague reminded me to label all the boxes.... I told him that I was no longer doing that because I was too embarrassed to label the boxes "CRAP"... LOL.
In the end, I had 81 boxes! Yes, 81! I went back to visit the next day. Moving day, my classroom -
Somewhere here are my precious possessions... some of them may fall under the Crap category but they are still precious ... :)
It is done, the boxes are in one of those containers...
I went back to visit my classroom yesterday... There was a Hazmat tent in front of my room. I was restrcited from taking pictures... hmmm, maybe there is asbestos in them floors or what ever they ripped out of the room.... but I am not worrying about them until August... In the meantime, I am planning a trip to Asia... Yeah! Oh, and I am teaching summer school to afford the trip to Asia.