Well hello there blog! I know, I know, it’s been awhile…
Back to school has been kicking my behind! I’m hoping we get into a routine soon so I can get back to my regularly scheduled activities of watching TV, creating products, and blogging!
I’m so thankful for the currently because it made me give my blog some lovin’ today! Thanks Farley for hosting, as always!!
Listening: I love all the X-Men movies! My husband and I actually had a marathon over the summer. I feel like I’ve seen First Class once a week this summer, but I’m not complaining!
Loving: Please do not laugh, but I was seriously using versions of PowerPoint and Word from when I was still in high school! Did you know that there’s a teacher deal to get the whole Microsoft package for $9.95?! Well, I didn’t…but once I found out I was all over that! I’m also working on upgrading to Adobe Pro – right now I’m doing the trial and I’ll buy it when that’s over. Makes my creating sooo much easier!
Thinking: This happens every time we have a long weekend, and it will continue to happen because I have thoughts of grandeur!! But that’s ok because I really didn’t have that much to do this weekend for school and I did get a lot done – but there’s just always more to do!
Wanting: My husband was out of town (out of the country is more like it!) the whole first week of school. He came back for 4 days and now he’s out of town again until tomorrow. I’m ready for him to be home!!
Needing: I told myself I’d put in the laundry before I started this post (didn’t happen). My grocery list is halfway done and once it’s finished I’ll procrastinate going to the store for another hour or two (least favorite chores!!!)
3 trips: I’m not a “big city” kind of girl but I’ve never been to Boston or Chicago so I’d just like to go once to see what it’s all about!
I’d love to be vacationing in Hawaii right about now! The pictures always look so beautiful!
Australia and New Zealand are on both my list and my husband’s so hopefully we’ll get over there one day!
It's almost the END OF THE YEAR 🎉Getting ready for an end of the year celebration?? These invitations are a fun way to let families know!This resource comes with a PowerPoint file so you can easily type in the date and time of your celebration and then print to send home. Color, black & white, full sheet, and half sheet are also included.Includes Pre-K through 2nd grade.bit.ly/eoyinvitations... See MoreSee Less
MEET THE TEACHER 🍎🍏》http://bit.ly/meetteacherinvitationsWe always sent letters or postcards to our incoming students, so a few years ago I created this cute poem letter!You have the option to type in the date and time of your meet and greet OR print it and write it in.You also have the option of color or black & white, full page or half sheet.PreK through 2nd grade are included. ... See MoreSee Less
Two of my absolute FAVORITE back to school resources!! ⌚️☆ Alphabet Watches☆ Number Watches• Letter and number recognition• Beginning sounds and counting• Fine motor and cuttingWhich one do you think your students would love more??Leave an 🔠 or 🔢 if you want the links! ... See MoreSee Less
One of my absolute favorite resources is this parts of a plant notebook activity! 🌱I always brought in the food items for my students to build all of the plant parts and then taste each part. Then they would match up and label the parts of a plant and draw/write the food for each part.Have you tried doing this with your students??bit.ly/plantsnotebook... See MoreSee Less
Giggles at Greene says
I guess we both need the same thing, food! I can't bring myself to move from the couch at the moment though! Boston is definitely a wonderful place, let me know if you ever go!
My list is done! Now I just have to get up and go….!
Jennifer Laman says
I've needed to go to the store all weekend & here I sit instead of going. I feel your pain. My laundry has also piled up. The 3 day weekend just flies by. I did get a lot done outside yesterday though, so that makes me feel a little better. Only 4 more weeks until our fall break though. It's hard to believe the 1st 9 weeks is 1/2 way over for us here in Indiana. We're heading to Panama City in October. Yeah!
Wow, fall break?! I'd just like some fall in general. Florida doesn't know what fall is 🙂 Enjoy your time in Panama City!!!
One Sharp Bunch by Ashley Sharp says
Hi, Elyse! I took advantage of the Microsoft deal, as well as the Adobe Pro educator's discount, last year! It was totally worth it! I am also in the midst of laundry and shopping, but I, too, keep procrastinating! My first day of school is tomorrow, so I better get moving!
One Sharp Bunch
Good luck tomorrow Ashley!! I finally did the laundry and grocery shopping but hated every second of it 😉
That's good to know about the Microsoft deal.
And even if don't prefer big cities, Chicago is amazing in so many ways. The architecture is beautiful, the river is unique, and the food is varied & yummy! Maybe you'll get to go soon! Have a good school year!
Learning at the Teacher Table
Great to hear that about Chicago!! I definitely will get there one day! 🙂
Erin @ Come What May says
I'm currently reading your blog instead of going to the grocery store. Finally finished the list I started this morning. I don't know what it is about that chore I can't stand.
Worst. Chore. Ever!!!
Cassie Thomas says
I've decided seeing where all my friends want to go, it's time to travel in the summers! Next summer – Australia. It's decided. Tell Shawn sorry 😉
We also both want to go to Hawaii so I guess we could make that a take all trip!!
HA!!! Oh Cassie, I love you dearly but I don't think I could go to Australia without Shawn!! It's the one place we actually both want to travel to! But you're welcome to come along 🙂 🙂