Saturday, July 30, 2011


It has been so long since I've posted something so I thought I would stop by and say hi!  This summer has just flown by this year!!  I spent the first half of my summer teaching at a Summer Reading Academy {amazing experience}.  After completing that on July 21{felt like an eternity} I headed to the beach with my husbands family!  
 Granted that is not the whole family, just me, my awesome sister-in-law, and my three nieces!  Spending a week at the beach was JUST what the doctor ordered! :)

Now I am in FULL back-to-school mode and have an ever growing list of to-do's!!!!  I'm in the process of putting the finishing touches on my stool {see previous post} and am in the middle of making a pirate ship to host as my job chart {I'm copying the wonderful Deanna Jump... don't you just want to be her?! ha}.  I've also started working on my new first grade office's {pics to come}, and setting up my classroom with cute pirate-themed decor!  I can't wait to show you all the goodies.  Stay Tuned!

Friday, July 15, 2011

DIY project!

So I have been super busy this summer teaching summer school, taking on an additional "side" job, and keeping up with friends and family!  In addition to all that, I've spent NUMEROUS hours blog stalking, playing on Pinterest, and finishing up a new stool for my classroom.

I decided to go with a pirate/beach theme and wanted to add some of that detail onto a stool for my classroom.  My wonderful parents bought me a Cracker Barrel (those are the best) rocking chair when I got my first teaching position as a Kindergarten teacher.  Even though I love the rocking chair I've decided to bring it home and save it for a nursery (which, unfortunately for my mom will not be happening as quickly as she would like).  I like the idea of having a small spot to grab a seat.  So, without further wait, here is my new stool:

 Very annoyed that this picture, regardless of rotating and modifying it, will still NOT load the correct way!  But here it is up close.

I'd hate to "toot" my own horn, but I was pretty impressed with myself.  This was a stool that I inherited during college and after putting in some elbow grease, sanded and repainted it!

On another note, I finished Math Work Stations, printed the MASSIVE amount of games (worksheets) that I collected/purchased from all of you amazing teachers and am armed and ready to enter my classroom for some MAJOR revamping.  That is as soon as I'm done reading my final summer book:

I just L.O.V.E. Debbie Diller!!!