Clopening Begins

Arrgh!  Nope, that's not my pirate voice (but it's pretty similar!)  I found out last night for certain that I must track in and out of my classroom next year.  What's that, you ask?  Well... here's the skinny; I teach at a year-round school, which means we can hold 33% more kiddos in our building.  We do this by having 4 tracks, and everyone except the principal and a few selected teachers (art, music, p.e.) follows one of the 4 tracks.  The upside, I get a 3 week va-cay at the end of each 9 weeks.  The downside, there are always 3 tracks in.  Meetings happen without you, your email is full when you return, and now I will be "homeless" when I'm tracked out, and need to move into a different classroom when I track in.

Yep.  It's basically as confusing as it sounds.  Totally worth it to work with my teammates - we're the A-Team in terms of getting along (no drama!!), analyzing data, and now, we'll be tops in tracking in and out!!
So now the Clopening begins in earnest.  Not only are we closing this year (13 school days left!), but we're planning in earnest to open next year, since we begin July 1.  Ick.  It will be all right...  It will be all right...  It will be all right... Breathe... ok.  I'm better now.  Moving on...


  1. hahaha! I'm Ms. T!!

    I hope that just for a few days over our track out that we will be able to forget about all of this!

    And I can't WAIT until your giveaway! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  2. Congrats on 200 followers! That's so exciting! :)


  3. We haven't tracked out this year...I have to say I miss it. I am collecting too much 'stuff'.
    Giveaway! Giveaway! :)
    My Second Sense

  4. I'm still confused on what it means to

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  5. I have always thought I would enjoy year round school (especially with all of those bigger vacation times throughout the year). I can't wait to read how your year unfolds next year, but for now, I'm jumping with joy, as tomorrow is the last student day and I don't return until Aug. 13th. :-)

    2nd Grade Pad

  6. Just started following your blog! Love it so far!

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    Lohren Nolan

  7. Clopening sounds insane -moving to a different classroom all the time would drive me nuts! But I guess it would also force some deep cleaning of "resources", a.k.a. exces stuff!

    Congrats on your 200th follower, Jen! I'm at 199, and still not sure what to do for a 200th celebration.

    Primary Inspiration

  8. Wow... that sounds crazy! Good luck figuring it all out!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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