Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to School...already?!

I know that many of you are already teaching a room full of eager little bodies..I on the other hand..I think I'm in denial..I am NOT ready to go back..yes I love my job..yes I love teaching...and actually watching those 'lil lightbulbs go off is THE best feeling in the world..but I absolutely treasure my summers off! I ADORE summertime! I go back on Monday to start our annual PD..for an ENTIRE week..what's up with that?! A week of PD..that's craaazy town! I just have one thing to say to the thief that stole my summer...I WANT it BACK!! Rewind, please! Okay..I'm done with my rant...I think. ;)

I have worked in my room..it's almost ready..I just need a few things here and there..but I haven't been in it in two weeks..does that make me a bad teacher? I hope not! In my defense..I have been working on a few classroom projects at home..and I've been spending tons of quality time with my little family before the madness arrives..you teacher mommies know what I'm talking about, right?! If you don't..please humor me and if you have to..lie a bit and nod your head. Thank you.  ;)

Here's some proof that I have been working at home..I've been a printing and laminating fool.
 
I have also worked on creating some more dolch phrases for my classroom..this packet has an apple theme. Love apples! You can find it here, currently on sale for $1.50.
Some supplemental stuff for my reading series.
 
and spending time with these cuties.

Look at those faces..can you blame me for wanting it to be summertime a little while longer?

Okay...if you're still reading this loooong post...be sure to leave me some love because the first 3 people to do so will recieve the Apples, Apples Everywhere! Dolch Phrases for free!
And just because I'm feeling generous...and would like to thank you for all the purchases you made at my 'lil TpT store during one of the biggest sales of the year...I am holding a flash giveaway! Woohoo! One lucky reader will win 10 items of their choice from my TpT store. All you have to do is follow both my blog AND TpT Store and leave a comment below telling me you do so.{Don't forget to leave your email addy..so I can contact you ASAP}. Giveaway will end tomorrow at midnight. The winner will be announced sometime on Friday evening...after I get back from my day of shopping. ;)
Piece of cake, piece of pie, right?!
Until next time, toodles!


41 comments:

Heidi said...

I could see why you don't want to leave those faces. Cuties :) Your packs look great!!! I am a follower of your blog and TPT store :)

Heidi
My (Not So) Elementary Life
mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

Kendra said...

I totally understand about the summer thief!! He visited me too! You have precious reasons for wanting an extended summer. :) I am also a teacher mommy and am right there with you girl!!

Kendra
kwaind@gmail.com

Hannah said...

I agree with not wanting the summer to end!

Have a great school year!
-Hannah
Hshirley@my.centenary.edu

kimcollatos said...

Very cool! Our summer ends tomorrow!

Kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

Miss Kindergarten said...

Your kiddos are seriously adorable!! And I can vouch for you keeping busy this summer! lol! Enjoy your first week back :)

Hadar

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MrsValerieH328 said...

Thanks for all you share. I am following your blog and Tpt store. Have a few weeks to go before school starts here in NJ, but I was in my classroom this morning with my two little girls trying to get things started. Have a great year!


Valerie
valerieh328@gmail.com

kellydeannab said...

I start back to school on Monday too! I have 3 days of PD and the kids start Thursday. I am excited to go back but also I am not ready to say good-bye to summer.

I love reading your blog and love your products from TpT. I follow both :)

Kelly
kellydeannab@hotmail.com

Phyllis Sagal said...

We too have a week of PD. I don't understand what we are expected to learn when all we can think of is "let me in my room!" Great blog and great ideas!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Your little ones are too cute!!! Enjoy your time with them before PD!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Rachel said...

I follow your blog and store! Love your packets!

rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

Sara Soucy said...

Oh my goodness your kids are adorable! It's that time of year where I go back and forth between being excited for school and not ready for summer to end.

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Room 114 said...

I start PD next week too, but we have TWO weeks of PD! I'm soaking up my last few days of summer as well. Monday will be here before we know it...

Lisa

Stories from Room 114

Rikki said...

I'm in the same boat. I don't want summer to end. I only have one week left. Do you feel like where did it go??
ą®Rikki
The Hive

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

aw - love the fam pics!!

Jenni said...

I hear you ... summer just flew by - love your blog and all your products!

Jenni
taylors4md@yahoo.com

I Do, We Do, You Do said...
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Dana Clark said...

I follow your blog and TPT store!!

Dana.clark15@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I follow your blog and TpT store!

Karen
An Apple a Day in First Grade
mmixon@homesc.com

Primary Paradise said...

My summer ended last week. Love your blog. I'm a follower on your blog and TPT store.
Tammy
primaryparadise@gmail.com

Miss.Kay said...

I have been saying the same thing I am starting in a new school so my anxiety is kicking in more than my excitement, hope your first day goes well.

also, HOW do you make those graphics/people for those brouchures do you draw them?

appleformisskay.

Ash said...

Love all those products! You definitely have been working but everyone could use more summertime. I follow both your blog and store. =)

gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

Cassandra said...

I go back next week too. But we have two weeks of PD!!

I follow your blog and TPT store

cgeiser@gmail.com

manakans said...

It's hard to think summer is coming to an end. Luckily, my district has a few more weeks.

I follow your blog and TpT store :)

Maria
manakans@hotmail.com

Erika said...

I'm with you I don't want to go back yet either!!

Erika
navarro-erika@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I understand you not wanting to go back yet! I have 2 boys, 4 and 2! I don't want to leave them yet either!

I follow both your TPT store and your blog!!

Nicole

nring@dg58.org

Nicole
A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

Bilingual Scrapbook said...

Your packets look awesome! I have been working in my room too, it is almost done, but still...i can't wait to be ready! :)
Alexa
http://bilingualscrapbook.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

I am following your blog and your tot store. I LOVE the Journeys companions as I teach Journeys too!!! Thank you!!

Megan
Nixwoman@gmail.com

ksteacher81 said...

I follow your blog and your store!
Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

Karyn said...

I can't believe summer is over already either! Ugh!

I follow our blog and TpT store!

œKaryn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Ashley Sanderson said...

I hear ya! Summer flew by way too fast! Not ready to go back! I follow your blog and TpT store!

Ashley

ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

flyinghighinfirst.blogspot.com

luvzenkms2(Leea) said...

I follow your store AND love and follow your blog. Now you have made my day, I was (still am) dreading going back....I keep helping coworkers on their classrooms, but not mine (I swear the minimalist look will come back, I am just ahead of the trend) so thanks for sharing I am not the only one (and a week of PD, us 2 days, then kids on Wednesday) Thanks for the chance .....

luvzenkm2 at gmail dot com

Valerie said...

Your kids are too cute for words!! Enjoy your first days back :)

✿Valerie
All Students Can SHINE
valyoung30@hotmail.com

Mrs. Richardson said...

I follow you and your TpT store! I'd love to win a few things! :)

Amanda
ryanandamandajo@gmail.com
mrsrichardsonfirstgrade.blogspot.com

Sarah Paul said...

Have a great first week back to school! It is SO hard to leave the kids after a fun summer together. Your kids are all adorable!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Mrs.Hillig said...

Hi!!! I am a brand new fan and kindergarten teacher! Where did you find the visualize poster, etc!?! So great!!!! Let me know!! Hilligk@gmail.com

Shannon Kelly said...

I love your Journeys companions and purchased them on TPT. I don't like the focus wall that comes with the program. Will you be making more?

Amy Rodriguez said...

I can relate! My son is 8 and I am trying to cram in eveything I can. I was recently told I need spinal surgery on top of the surgeries I already had for a blood clott that nearly killed me by taveling to my lungs. {My 18 yr old sister lost her life to the same thing} So needless to say ... family time is a MUST and whatever you do not get to as far as school goes then oh well.... just make sure you do eveything you want to do with your family!!! I am a follower of both your TPT and blog. Thank you for reading this!!

Amy Rodriguez said...

I can relate! My son is 8 and I am trying to cram in eveything I can. I was recently told I need spinal surgery on top of the surgeries I already had for a blood clott that nearly killed me by taveling to my lungs. {My 18 yr old sister lost her life to the same thing} So needless to say ... family time is a MUST and whatever you do not get to as far as school goes then oh well.... just make sure you do eveything you want to do with your family!!! I am a follower of both your TPT and blog. Thank you for reading this!!

Kristi Suguturaga said...

I have purchased your first two journeys packs. Are you going to be making any more soon? I think we are a couple of weeks ahead of you with school. We are starting lesson 3 next week. I want to be able to purchase your packs each week but I'm scared that we are always going to be a coupe weeks ahead and will miss your packs. bummer

Kristi Suguturaga said...

btw.. I follow both. thanks
kristi.suguturaga@nebo.edu