Just touching base real quick...it's nap time! :)
I've spent the week with my two nieces and have had so much fun! I get to spend my first and last week of summer with them because my sister works in a different county as a Hearing Impaired Specialist and since she's in a supervisory position she has to go back to school earlier than everyone. So Addison, Claire, and Aunt Jenn get to hang out. This also means that the girls get to come to school with me during the day to get a few things done. Thank God they're good girls and can find just about anything to keep them busy in my classroom without making a huge mess. Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for letting me turn their dining room into classroom central too! Today the girls helped my dad with a little bookshelf project I needed finished...
Two years ago I purchased four black book shelves from Target for all of my books (I ignored the weight limit, of course) and they survived...a little wobbly...but they were still standing. Okay, only 2 survived. After the deep clean that occurred at school this summer they became super unstable so I had this idea (I probably saw it somewhere) to back the bookshelf with peg board. I'm going to hang our Brag Tags on the back of the bookshelf as well as some word rings if I have room. Speaking of Brag Tags...just spent a small fortune stocking up on what I need to start the year..yikes! But the kiddos love collecting them through the year so it's worth it.
My dad brought black spray paint into my classroom for a little touch-up if we needed it. Just thought you should know that I abstained and actually said, "I"m not allowed. Spray paint and I don't get along."
Here's another something I'm pretty excited about...
MY CRAYON BOX!
No more hovering over the big box of mixed-up crayons spending hours (okay lots of seconds) looking for a certain crayon only to forget the color you really needed! Each box is filled with about 16 crayons of a specific color! My colors are the same colors found in a Crayola box of 24 crayons. Hip Hip Hooray! I know I'm going to have some families at Open House looking at this amazing unit of organization and think I'm nuts...but you're a teacher...you understand! :)
Open House...one week from today it will be over by this time!
AHHH! So much to do!