I had been teaching for 18 years at the same school. Now, on year 19, I'm moving schools. I am excited because I am at an awesome school with great students, colleagues, and families. However, many of the supplies and teaching tools I had accumulated over the years had to stay behind. In a way, I am starting over, which is energizing, but also means I will rely on generous donors to help set my new class up for success.
I have a new classroom this year. It didn't have a classroom rug when I moved in and the carpet was filled with stains. The carpet is 20+ years old. I took an outdoor carpet I had ordered for my patio and that helped for a while. Unfortunately, an outdoor rug is not meant for the 30 feet that constantly walk and sit on it every day. It is unraveling and it is now literally more duct tape than rug. We spend more than half our day on the floor. We really need a rug for morning meeting, reading/math groups, and lessons.
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