Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wonder in Most Everything I See

This year, I moved up a floor to a new classroom with a wonderful set of windows and lots of space. Basically, I'm pumped. I had to clean out a bunch of cabinets and organize some stuff, but it was totally worth it.

Today a teacher pal walked in and told me it was all great except I clearly had to move my bookshelves.

"This spot is screaming for the bookshelves," he told me sensibly, pointing at a spot across the room from the current location of the shelves. I had to admit he's right, but at this point, I just can't move the shelves. As it is, my pal strained his own back and was limping around because he moved his classroom furniture by himself instead of asking for help, and yet he said, "I'll help you move them. I bought a dolly."

"How about I put in a maintenance request?" I suggested.

"Well," he said, "then they'll make you pack up the books, but I think we could just hoist..."

Obviously I had to stop him right there. There will be no hoisting of the shelves.


Anonymous said...

Would love to see a photo...glad you saved your and your colleagues backs! Go girl go! mom

Mark Nervig said...

During workshop week my first year at VVMS, I ended up in the ER getting stitches in my foot because I tried to move a filing cabinet by myself. Glad you waited.

Good luck starting back!!

jdoc said...

I love organizing classrooms. It's maybe my favorite thing ever. And I'm not even being sarcastic.