And setting up a new classroom. Without pay. My school is going through renovation. One half of the hall is finished, and they want to start on the other side of the hall, so there are eight of us moving to new classrooms, with more moving at the end of January, and end of March. It's not the moving that gets me. I understand that. It's not the having to pack up and unpack a room that annoys me (although the head of construction telling teachers "I neither need nor want you help, we will move all of your stuff, if you're that worried about something breaking, keep it in your car" didn't do much to get friends. The part that's getting me is that the building is only going to be open for three days, December 28-30, for 5 hours (frustrating enough, when I live 40 miles from my school...). My administrator was very clear to say that coming in over break was entirely optional for teachers. She was also very clear to say that she will be doing observations the first days back, that room appearance will be factored into those observations, and that she will be coming through each classroom five minutes before kids arrive to take photographs of rooms. So while normally I go to New York with my daughter and significant other, this year I have to stay while they go north. I feel like I can't even enjoy the time off I do have, because I know that after Christmas Day, my break is basically over. I know it's a little spiteful, but I also resent the fact that most teachers moving are going to have contract time to do it. Both other moving days coincide with teacher workdays (most teachers are moving in January, when we have two teacher workdays). Then on top of everything, we also are going to have to completely pack up everything in June. I'm not moving to my permanent room... just to a room for the rest of the year. I'll move into a permanent room in the fall. Oh well. Vent over.