Thursday, June 26, 2014

Getting Creative for Next School Year - Tables and Harry Potter!

I've officially been on "Summer Vacation" for 7 days now, and the bug has already bitten me! I've made my list and started getting ready for next school year. 

If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with all things Harry Potter. Last year I discovered the cutest of all Harry Potter clipart for my little firsties by Emily Wean, {here}, but I didn't discover this treasure until after the school year had already begun. So this summer I am transforming some of my old signs into new, updated Harry Potter signs. I'm working on my classroom jobs, mailbox names, book box signs, etc. 

Something super exciting for my little firsties next year is that I will have tables, yes TABLES, instead of desks for them! No more SLAM, SLAM, BAM, SHUFFLE, MOVE, TIP OVER of desks in my room! Hallelujah! I could just cry they are so beautiful....

So today I worked on my table signs to hang above the tables from my ceiling. You can download them { here } in my TpT store. They are completely editable, so if you have a HP classroom, they are perfect for you to label and do as you please! 

Now to research the best way to share supplies on these tables....hmm....

Talk soon,

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Currently and Summer Plans

I officially feel like a terrible teacher blogger, but I promise to make it up this summer!

The "spring" seems to have gotten away with me. I use quotation marks because "spring" in Chicago this year was snow, cold, snow, cold, rain, cold.....gray. It was simply awful. However, it seems those days are behind us as the humidity and 85+ degree weather is back! I'll never complain about summer heat again!!! (maybe.)

We are still in school in my district due to the 4 extreme temperature days that we had in January and February. It feels like the winter has played a part in making everyone in our building just a bit crabby and ready for a break. I've even caught myself singing, "This is the year that never ends....yes it goes on and on my friends..." I'll try to keep my chin up and survive the next 5 days! I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! CAN I DO IT? I mean...I CAN DO IT!!!

Here's my June currently, linked up with Oh, Boy 4th Grade:

Listening: Self-explanatory

Loving: HALLELUJAH it's warm! No jacket for this teacher!

Thinking: I'm so exhausted I plan on doing not one thing the week after school lets out. I just need to sleep and relax and then get back in the swing of it!

Wanting: Frozen Cokes are my super summer vice.....must...drink....cold....slushie....

Needing: Summer vacation to get my life in order!

Summer bucket list: Crafts! I plan on crafting a lot for my home and for wedding gifts for two sweet friends. Maybe Short and Sassy will be by my side? Also, enjoying my garden is a must. The herbs are planted and it's ready to go! Lettuce, basil, rosemary, lavender...all the necessities. Lastly, and again, need my Short and Sassy Teacher for this one...make it to a blog meetup! Get ideas! Get motivated!!!

Talk soon,