Monday, August 13, 2012

Final Monday of summer

This summer has flown by, I guess it's true when  people say "Time flies when you're having fun!" Starting this blog and reading other teaching blogs has kept me busy, especially Tara's Monday Made Its! I've made so many nice things for my room and seen a lot of inspiring posts for the upcoming year. I just can't believe my summer ends tomorrow! I had an early dentist appointment today, and Pepper wasn't happy about waking up before 7:30! I don't know how we will make it on Wednesday when I have to get up by 6. I also have to stop having my 2 hour breakfasts in the morning. Not that I eat a lot, but I have a cup of tea, read the paper, watch GMA, have another cup of tea, have something to eat, finish watching GMA, play Words With Friends, check email, check what Kelly is doing over at Live with Kelly. How will I cope with not knowing what happened to her? Somehow, I don't think I could work all of that in during morning meeting!!

I had a wonderful week end! First Mr. and I went and saw The Moving Wall. It was very impressive and gave me goosebumps.

Then I went to Cincinnati and visited my oldest son. We had a lot of fun talking and shopping and eating!
My son's living room, see the pics on the wall? I made those using canvas and photos! I also helped him clean!

Looking toward Cincinnati from Newport, KY

I found the cutest name placards for the table, not that Mr. and I don't know where to sit, but I love cows and couldn't resist these! They even came with chalk!!
Name Card!
When I got home, I received a wonderful surprise! A new printer! It scans, prints, and copies! And it's wireless! Mr. knew that I needed a new printer, since mine gave up last week.
Pepper just had to get in the pic, causing me to move.

I did  finish some projects for Monday Made It! Besides what is shown below, I typed and printed up my standard checklists for all the subjects and for grades 4 and 5 (I just found out that I won't have 6th grade). I printed up my sub emergency plans that I got from Sub Hub and organized a sub binder. I just have to wait for the class list and a few odds and ends before it will be complete! I didn't like my birthday poster, so I took it apart and made it into a pennant hanging! I like it a lot better.
My clipboards (for me and a few for the students)
pencil cups, signs made by April Walker from the ideabackpack blog
My updated birthday pennant!

I'm hoping that we can still use food as a motivator, but I think the state guidelines for nutrition will prevent me from having any food in the classroom that doesn't fit in with the health guidelines. I'd like to visit the rule makers' offices to see if they have any candy on their desks or treats in the break room!

Go over to check out Tara's blog, 4th Grade Frolics to see what everyone else has been doing and tell us what you made!


Mrs. Goodwin said...

Love your clipboards they turned out really cute.


Taylor said...

Oh my gosh I love your clipboards! Hope you enjoyed Cincy, that's the area I live in!
BakingCraftingTeaching Oh My!

Taylor said...

Oh my gosh I love your clipboards! Hope you enjoyed Cincy, that's the area I live in!
BakingCraftingTeaching Oh My!

A Teacher Without a Class said...

I love your birthday banner--very cute! I am your newest follower--I would love to have you come by and visit my blog--if you have time! I am hosting a giveaway--you could win a laminator!

alig0118 said...

Your clipboards look amazing! I also love your pencil jars. I made those too!
Best of luck as you start the school year!


Kim @ Mrs. Hs Resource Room said...

Super cute clipboards! I made some last year and my kids loved using the fancy clipboards!

Just wanted to share with you that I showed you a little bloggy love over at my blog. Check it out here


Karla Banks said...

I love your birthday banner. Where did you get it?

We have lots of nutritional guidelines, but if we put food as a reinforcer in an IEP we can give them anything the parent approves :)


Sasha Marie said...

Love the clipboards and the birthday banner! Super cute!

I do the same things with my pencils jars - keeps things more organized and I hate when you can't find a sharpened pencil

- Sasha
The Autism Helper