Packin' Up! Tips from The Learning Chambers + HUGE GIVEAWAY

Hey friends!  We are so close to the end!  I have 10 more days!  How many days do you have left?  I am super excited about today's post because this year I am packing up my WHOLE room.  After eight years at the same school, I am moving to a new school and to a new position teaching 3rd - 5th graders.  I am thrilled to share some packing up tips that will help whether you are moving rooms or staying in the same room.

Y'all!!  I know this is so hard but trust me on this one....if you haven't used it or needed it the last year or two...then get rid of it!  My teammate, Kristen, from a few years ago stressed this to me and you know what...she was so right!!  I'm not lying, it was hard to get rid of some of the stuff but trust me my room is even more organized than before.  It feels good and it makes packing up so so much easier.

This year we had several brand new teachers on our campus and I was so happy to pass some things on to them.  I was blessed to have some teachers help me when I was starting out.  It felt good to pay it forward.  Let me know how the purging goes for you.  I promise it will only hurt a little but the end result is so worth it!

The end of the year is one of my favorite times of the year because my kids are so independent.  I love watching how much they have grown.  I do several end of the year projects with my kids.  This year we are ending the year learning about geometry.  I wanted to do a simple yet fun project to show off all that my kids have learned about 3D shapes.

I had my kids work with a partner to create a 3D shape.  I gave them straws, washi tape, and fuzzy sticks (Is that what they call them now??).  

I had them create their own 3D shape and I asked them to write about their shapes.  I also wanted them to identify the number of faces, edges, and vertices of their shape.  Lastly, we drew some examples of our 3D shape in real-life.  The rest was really up to them.  I think they turned out pretty great!!

The best part is that while my kids are independently working on this project, I can finish some testing or work on some packing.  It's a huge time saver, especially at the end of the year!

I hope that these two tips will help make your end of the year packing a little bit easier!  I still have a lot of packing to do, but you know will get done!  I have to always tell myself that.  Happy end of the school year, friends!!

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