Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer Bucket List

I'm linking up with Mrs. Deanna Jump from TpT to create a summer bucket list. This list contains ten things that I want to do this summer!

#1: I want to spend as much time as possible with my hubby and my little man. I was definitely ready and super excited to spend every waking minute with my boys!

#2: I would really love to go to Hawaii, but since the flight is too long for my baby boy, Mexico will do just fine, it's beautiful and it's only a 2 hour flight.

#3: Goodness grief, I want to get pregnant with a baby girl. We've been ready for some time now since our baby is now 2 1/2, the good Lord just hasn't given us the go ahead yet. I want to decorate her room, too!!

#4: I want to finish our new addition to our house and decorate it and prep for a baby, but all of that is on hold for the time being.

#5: I want to lay by the pool, play with baby and relax. This would just be wonderful.

#6: I want to shop a whole lot for just about anything including clothes and house decor!

#7: I want to get crafty and create a lot of new products for my store. I also would like to find time to recreate some of my cover pages for my current products.

#8: I would also like to spend time with both of my sisters. This is especially hard during the school year.

#9: I would like to find time to make new friends and spend time with my current friends and family. I think I spend so much time with my family that I forget to meet new people.

#10: I want to make my back deck an extended dining room and make it an inviting oasis for my little family and guests.

I wasn't able to finish uploading the rest of my pictures, but these are my ten to do's for my summer bucket list!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Confession: Excitement about the Upcoming School Year

So, my next confession is that I am getting very excited about the upcoming school year because of all the organizing I've been able to get accomplished. My classroom looks great. At first, I wasn't so excited about next year due to the fact that I'm going to have a class of thirty students instead of nineteen, but I've accepted it and I know that I can handle that.
So first, I started organizing my supply center and my turn-in paper center. I've posted two pictures of the finished product below! I used labels that I found on TeachersPayTeachers from the Mofatt Girls. This location prior to organization was such a mess and I feel like with a large group this will really improve my classroom.

My next task was to organize my drawers for paper submissions as well as use the extra drawers for my copies for each week. I labeled each tray for my copies by the first letter of the day of each week. These will be made each Friday and ready for the following week. Check out my picture below. I also found this file drawer station at Joann's Fabric for really cheap last year because it was on sale and I had a coupon. Be on the look out for great sales!

My next organization task was for myself and my aid. I created this three drawer system to help us keep track of papers that need to be graded, copied or filed away to go home on Friday's. I found the labels online for free at:

The last organization and management system that has been in my classroom for an entire year is my Reward Coupons! These items have been wonderful to use with my ClassDojo. My students love them! I found these on TpT as well! They are a great addition to my classroom. They take some time to get ready, but once ready, it's a very useful and easy tool.

I hope you enjoy this post! I think this confession has been my absolute favorite!!! I have plans to decorate my hidious filing cabinets as well! Take care and enjoy your summer break!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Confessing again

So I'm sitting here thinking since it's the last day of testing. I actually get a moment to breathe. Sorry for the typos. I'm using my phone. The confession is this: how in the world can a kid just not care or try at all to pass a state test??!!! This makes
Me so mad because it all falls back on me!! I can't understand this and never will!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Confession #13: It's a Sale

So, my next confession is that I love sales and I only shop sale racks no matter where I'm at. TpT is throwing a sale coming up very soon!!! I hope you hold out on any items you might be interested in until May the 6th and 7th!!! Visit my store by clicking the banner below!! My entire store will be 20% off so wishlist what you'd like!