I must regroup and distract myself....here- there's a better thought...
Back when we first planted our beans we had worked out that we should have a bean pod by the 18th of June. I had told them to bring me one on the last day- this little cherub remembered!!! Three or four others reported that they had one growing as well, but not quite big yet.
Success! And validation. I will plant again! Just maybe, earlier...
I also was successful in my plan to eradicate some more junk from my room in the form of a Grab and Go shopping session with the kids. They were ever so happy to take away the things I do not need anymore, thus clearing out four plastic bins for me. My dreams of having a quick pack up are coming to fruition!
A random bag of booty.
Bags provided by me, as I was needing to get rid of them as well. Basically I put out everything I didn't want or need out onto the desks and randomly called student numbers to grab one thing and go- we did round after round until not a bit of anything was left. I did this four different times in the last two weeks, and have cleared out a considerable amount of clutter. One little girl even told me yeaterday, "My Mom said I can't bring anymore of your stuff home. She doesn't have anywhere to put it!" Ha!
But when it comes to my belongings, I just had to let the stuff go. I was holding onto it for "the future", for "maybe one day" and all that. And it's got to stop. I had such a horrible time packing up last year, and unpacking this year- and I promised myself not again. And it's working!
Today I have all of my check out signatures except my end of the year review with my principal, turning in my keys, and having the custodian sign off on my room - and I wasn't even in a panic about the signatures I got today. I was READY!
As far as the room goes tomorrow- I have very little to do - just dust, put four boxes up on the counter- label my furniture and take down one bulletin board. I'll be done by noon. Which is a huge improvement from last year when I had to take two extra days and still didn't really finish. And I'm going to have tons of empty containers when I'm all through! Excited! Except for that I have to take all the containers home for the summer I guess- might make my mom happy- maybe. But STILL- I am in super shape I tell you. I shall take pictures of the closet that I am exceedingly proud of tomorrow.
So what will be next for me? Sounds like it's time to think up some Summer Goal plannin'!