Today we made great strides in The Big Move. We shuffled furniture between floors and between our three schools. We filled a dumpster with broken and old items, and we touched up paint and began in the basement with some deep cleaning.

Amazing! Suddenly, there is a feeling of space – new space – the very same rooms that felt small – feel bigger. Is it the flooring? The paint? The fact that everything is piled in the middle of the room and in boxes? This summer we are renewing our spaces – and we can already feel something has changed. After 11 school years of teaching and learning and growing – it feels good to be starting anew.

Now, you may remember that Ms. Davis has a vision for a classroom without desks and chairs – so today there was a furniture stampede on her behalf.  Thanks to our CNHS helpers: Ace, Rayshaun, and Shaheim for all the help!  I think they got a little bit exhausted today in the heat – and that prompted a trip to Mastellones on Harford Road where I made each of them try some apricot nectar (they liked it!) and bought them some lunch.  Here are a few pictures of where we stand here at the end of week two in “The Big Move.”

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