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Practical Tips for Packing Your Classroom for Summer

Unless you are a homeschool teacher, preparing for Summer Break often means packing up and putting away supplies, anchor charts, posters, books, electronics… everything. Just the thought of it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared. The resources featured in this collection offer suggestions and tips for making summer preparations easier than a day at the pool!
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Practical Tips for Packing Your Classroom for Summer
  • treetopsecret.com
    treetopsecret.com

    How to Pack Up Your Classroom

    5 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This blog post and accompanying video are outstanding! While I really like that the resources are organized in a way that packing becomes what the author Veronica Lopez calls a "system… that you can use year after year", what really sets this resource apart is the detail and additional resources (such as a packing checklist).
  • teachhub.com
    teachhub.com

    10 Things to Do Now to Prepare for Back to School

    5 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    While packing up your classroom is the main thing you will be doing at the end of the school year, Janelle Cox offers ten suggestions that you can do while preparing for Summer Break that will make the beginning of the upcoming school year a snap. For example, go ahead and make copies of your Back-to-School materials before you store them away. I strongly recommend reviewing this resource before you begin your end-of-the-year packing.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This brief video by Wynn Godbold is definitely worth watching. Her quick suggestions for packing up a classroom are great, and the rationale and examples provided with each suggestion makes them even better. The five minutes it takes to watch this video will leave you with ideas that will save you hours of time preparing your classroom for the Summer.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Part of a five-part Clutter-free Classroom blog series, the tips in this first post are outstanding! Generally, I like that the suggestions are organized into a series of five manageable parts. Specifically, however, the concrete, practical, creative, detailed tips included in this first post go a long way toward making end-of-the-school-year packing more manageable.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Ten Things to Think About as You Pack Up Your Classroom

    7 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This article by Jennifer Solis and Jenifer Boatwright offer awesome organizational tips for packing up your classroom and preparing for Summer Break. The ideas provided here not only help make the end of the year less chaotic but through the packing process, also help make setting up for the next school year a breeze.
  • teachercreated.com
    teachercreated.com

    Preparing for Next Year and Summer Storage Tips

    4 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This Teacher Created Resources blog post is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to preparing for Summer Break! The suggestions provided are practical (for example, begin saving boxes early in the school year) and actually turn "end of this year packing" into "beginning of next year" planning. I definitely recommend bookmarking this blog post for reference in years to come.
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BloomBoard Asks:When and how do you begin preparing for Summer break?