As I begin to pack up my classroom for the move to Korea I find myself wondering about my future classroom. My current classroom is a work of many years of preparation, purchases, gifts, and love. Last week Mr. Rude and I took down all the borders on the bulletins, packed up some books, all the cows, and carted home many boxes. (On a side note: We took the covers of my little reading chairs and soaked them in the bathtub with laundry soap…. SO DISGUSTING!!! The water turned quite dark with gunk! Maybe I should wash them more than once a year…?)
As I see the bare bones of what is left I wonder what I will wish I had in Korea. Perhaps my plethora of leveled readers, my individual book boxes for each student, or the books I have collected for each theme I teach? Perhaps I will miss my teacher tools like my fancy three hold punch, my fancy pencil sharpener (it sharpens pencils in 3 seconds!), my guitar, or my class set of white boards.
What will I bring with me? So far I have grabbed my Anita Archer DVD, my P.E. in the Elementary Classroom binder (for Mr. Rude), and not much else. I need to make sure to bring my song binder so I have lots of ideas for music!
What will my classroom be like? I am so excited to find out! I love the challenge of setting up a functional classroom with good flow.