(Waves Wildly) I'm Here!!

We are back from the beach. It was SO nice.

About 2 years ago, my sweet in-laws gave us a permanent paid-for time share off the Georgia coast. I love it. It always falls two weeks before I go back to work. So I had a week at the beach, a week to work in my room on my own time (and readjust to life in the real world) and then pre-planning started today.

I've needed to step away and "unplug"  - I'm sorry for the long absence! :) 

I did go in last week and thought I would share the "progress" I've made. Like many of you, I have to pack up my room so they can haul it all out to wax the floors.


AFTER... (day 1)

I've since purged a kidney table, a file cabinet, a round table and a set of cubbies. I also found "homes" for all of my lamps in the room. I'll take better pictures before Meet and Greet on Thursday.

I've had several emails lately about departmentalizing and I'm working on a post on what makes my partner and I feel successful every year. Before I hit the "publish" button, I wanted to make sure I answered as many of your questions as possible. If you're getting ready to try it at your school or you are just curious, please feel free to leave a question or two in the comments below.


  1. Haha! I love that in the before picture the kidney table is actually on its side. That is too perfect! People don't always realize what we walk into when it is time to go back to school. You made great progress in just one day! I can't believe how much cleaner and more organized it already looks. Awesome!

    The Teaching Thief

  2. I can't wait to see the finished product. I know it will be great!
    As Amanda said, I don't think a lot of people realize the work that is involved in simply getting our rooms ready for the students.
    I'd love for you to check out my room transformation.

    Teaching Fourth