After working as a collaboration teacher last year, traveling from school to school without a home school, I’m relieved to have found a permanent classroom for the year. This year I’m working at Central Elementary Community School in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. I’m teaching grade 5/6. I worked at Central two years ago but the school looked very different then. Sadly, I don’t have any comparison pictures to share with you but imagine 250 students jammed into several poorly designed and irregularly heated porta cabins for the year. Today the school is the flagship school in the district. The building has been fully renovated but retains its old 3 storey school-house feel. The grounds of the school are both vast and well-groomed. Within the grounds of the school we have a full-size field suitable for hosting soccer games and field events, a 250m running track, a fully enclosed ball-hockey rink, basketball nets and tether ball stands. In addition we have various climbing structures for both primary and intermediate playgrounds, and several sets of swings. I’m really excited to be back at Central, and to be working with the diverse learners in this inner-city school.