July 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Making a Move

Today I'm linking up with Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice for...

Anyone changing schools? Classrooms?

My school is growing by leaps and bounds! Thank you, Lord, for this blessing. There were many years that we were in danger of closing due to low enrollment.

We have recently completed, well almost (it will be done by the first day of school... we are promised), a brand new gymnasium annex that contains 10 new classrooms. The high school students will be moving into this new annex and our middle grades will be moving into the former high school rooms. Once the middle graders vacate the second floor rooms, second grade will take our place... domino effect.

I am a tad worried that we will be making these moves too close to the beginning of the school year on Aug. 19th and I won't have time to set things up the way I like. Additionally, I have a faculty inservice to prepare and execute for August 17th all about Google and its Apps and the computer set-up is in jeopardy due to all the moving... yikes! Ah well, it's beyond my control!

What I can control, however, is a fun little giveaway going on for Merry Christmas in July. Please hop over to this blog post to participate. You'll be glad that you did. And since we're celebrating Christmas, we must have a gift. Your gift for today is a set of brag tags (wonderful little motivator rewards to use with your students) that remind us all to NOT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! You can download your set of freebie brag tags HERE. Not sure what brag tags are? Please read this blog post where I tell how I use them with my sixth graders to help manage homework completion in my classroom.

And don't forget to hop on over to Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice to read more Wordless Wednesday posts.


  1. Moving is always a challenge, wishing you a smooth beginning of the year. Thank you for the freebie.


  2. Thanks for the super cute brag tags. I'll be praying that the move goes smoothly, and that all happens in a timely manners. Best wishes for your move.

  3. You wouldn't think I would be able to relate to worrying about enrollment numbers in Las Vegas since we are so populated (and our district is unbelievably over-crowded with a huge teacher shortage...) but I was removed from my school due to low projected enrollment. It's the worst! Good luck with the big move, how exciting!

    Surprisingly Seventh

  4. I love your brag tags, they're very cute! I've moved schools twice in my career, and classrooms four times. Moving is a humongous challenge, so I'll be sending positive vibes your way :)

  5. Good luck with your move! I am also moving - districts, classrooms, grade levels. LOL! Going from 3rd to 8th! You use brag tags in your 6th grade classroom. Do your colleagues in the older grades use them as well? Are brag tags to "baby-ish" for middle school?

    Take Me To Third Grade

  6. Good luck moving! I moved schools last year so I know what a process it is. It'll all get done somehow someway, but I know it can be stressful!

    Team J's Second Grade Fun

  7. I loved moving rooms last year…it gave me a chance to purge and restart. I would not like it that close to the beginning of the year however. My first year I almost had to move schools and grades the day before! Talk about panic! I'm sure it will all work out. Good luck!

    Simple Insights


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