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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.