How many times have you moved classrooms?

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    I've moved four times in five years. :yawn: Me= Overly exhausted at this time.
     
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    Yeah, that's hard. I've only moved once, really. I spent 6 years in my very first classroom and then moved a couple of years ago. They are going to have to kick me out of there when I retire. (It's the only K room with a bathroom and I'm not leaving!)
     
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    When I was an assistant, our class was moved quite often. In fact, one year they moved us twice!

    As a teacher, I had to move my 2nd year. It was next door, but still a lot of work. The new room was full of junk.
     
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    3 times in 5 years - YOU BEAT ME! I feel your pain!
     
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    Ten.

    I have plastic storage boxes that are reserved just for classroom moves.
     
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    In how many years?

    I really don't hope to move for a while now. Last year, though, I was confident.

    Moving in counts as a move. Yet the room was tiny in the back of the library without a bathroom or storage.

    Why I moved the second time (for year 2)- I was finally getting a big room with storage like everyone else!

    Why I moved the third time- All of fourth grade moved to the same hallway, basically, but it wasn't my old hallway. Fifth grade was across from us.

    Why I moved last week- I became the advanced teacher for fourth grade, and advanced teachers have specific rooms in their hallways. I had to move down two rooms. Yet this time I am the most sore/exhausted and pray I won't have to move again for... several years. :lol:
     
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    Besides moving in, I've moved 3 times. That's it. I swear I'm not moving again. Even if they make me teach K or something (no chance of that).
     
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    6 times in 12 years :(
     
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    Me too- To the T! UGH it is exhausting. This is the FIRST year that I haven't had to change a grade level as well as a classroom. :whistle:
     
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    I am going to swear up and down that I want to stay the advanced fourth grade teacher FOREVER and never, ever want to move again.

    At least I've been fourth grade all five years.
     
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    Well staying in the same grade level is something that's for sure!!! I have gone from Music to 4th to 3rd to 2nd and finally 1st. I don't want to move again either!!! UGH!!!!!!!
     
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    I just finished moving. I haven't had to move that much and my hubby REALLY helps, so I'm thankful. My P moved tons of us around this year, so I'm scared that she'll so that again next year. I also have plastic crates just for moving. The secret that helped me is to keep everything in containers-no loose items.
     
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    That's what has been happening at our school too. She moved about 8 teachers last year and 3 this year. No one but me was happy about it.
     
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    This year is my FIRST time not moving!!!!! I've been at the school for 9 years now.
     
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    6 times in 9 years. Hopefully this will be the last for a while.
     
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    It's my fifth year at the HS - the first year I moved every day! ;) I was a "traveler" and used four different rooms during the day. I had a room my second year that belonged to a teacher on sabbatical, then moved into my present room, where I am firmly entrenched!
     
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    One thing is that I was originally supposed to be in the old room, so I really don't think I'll move for a little while at least after this coming year. Hopefully I will exceed their expectations for an advanced teacher.

    I keep a lot in crates/plastic containers/plastic drawers! It does help! Yet at the end of last year, I kind of FLUNG items in the crates, containers, and drawers, making it mighty complicated for me now. I remember just wanting to go home for summer and relax! Well, it didn't pay off now.
     
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    This will be my third time in four years. I was in the fifth grade room for two years (after student teaching/full-time subbing in fourth-so I had to move to the fifth grade room), moved EVERYTHING out here to CA (from MI) for a middle school job, and now everything is back in my spare room, waiting to go a third grade classroom an hour away. What a pain! My husband is ready to kill me and burn all my books!!
     
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    2nd year, 2nd room....
     
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    I have taught in all non-science and technology classrooms at my school for one period at one point in time. Now I'm out in my brand new modular with AC!
     
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    Only twice...but when I moved after my third year of teaching, I swore I'd never move again. I had 44 boxes. Where did I get all of my stuff?
     
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    Too many to count!! I've moved schools 5 times, living places 5 times, and 2 times moving out of school for complete remodeling of building. In May, 2007 I packed up the apt. (14 years there) and my teaching stuff (29 years of stuff) and moved everything into a storage unit across state. Last summer, got the assigned classroom cleaned out then was told I was moving to a new room.
     
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    Twice in Four Years
     
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    At my current school I moved once. From 4th grade to 5th grade, which was upstairs. At my previous school I moved three times in two years.
     
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    I have moved 4 times in 3 years due to the influx of students and renovations. And to top things off, they moved my program the year I was moving, so I had to pack up my classroom again!

    I am now on my 2nd year in a new school district and I am moving already and will be moving my program to a new school next year:(. I hate packing!!!
     
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    :hijack: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
     
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    we're year-round. I move 3 times a year. keeps me organized!
     
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    This is my 12th year teaching.

    This is my 6th elementary school.

    This is my 10th classroom.

    I don't like to get bored. I've bounced around a lot in the district. I've had a lot of different jobs. It keeps me on my toes.

    And tomorrow the adventure begins with hauling all my stuff to my latest school.

    Kelly :)
     
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    ughh - you guys are lucky to even call your classroom your own. With an overcrowded school, I was in THREE different classrooms this year.

    Now that I'm moving to another school - I will share my classroom with another teacher but I'm in the same room for 4 periods. The only reason I am in a different class for the 5th period of the day is bc it is Special Ed & I have to go to the Special Ed Rooms.

    I wish I had a classroom to call my own =(
     
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    I'm 7 for 7! But I'm with MrsMikesell....I get bored easily.
     
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    In 13 years, I've moved 9 times.
     

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