Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer updates

Hello fellow bloggers! Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged... I have had a lot on my mind, and I have been working 50+ hours a week.  It's been a good summer, but a stressful one.

I am very happy with my new apartment.  I continue to decorate it and add little touches.. I just bought this vase and tree lights at Christmas Tree Shop.  I saw some fancy tree lights at Lake George for 40-50 dollars, and these lights were only 10 dollars a set! So much cheaper and work just as great (LED lights)

I have had time to do some babysitting, which is always fun for me.  We have shopped, go-karted, mini golfed, swam, and so many fun things.  This picture is of me and two of my boys on a walk.  The summer time is so beautiful for walks.

And I have been on a kick with doing crafts.. me and one of my girls love to do new crafts and I am always looking for new ideas! We used the fabric paint and did T shirts last week, and the other day we had fun with sand art - I used to do that all the time as a kid and missed it!  The picture shows my T shirt that I decorated.. I made it a summer theme!

Who loves fairs?  In Upstate New York we have a lot of them and Mike and I went to the Saratoga County Fair last night.  It was a lot of fun (and I can't help but love fair food).  Here is a picture of me petting a donkey :)

I am announcing to you, that next year I will be teaching a mixed grade level once again, but I will be teaching a 3/4 classroom.  I will probably keep my facebook name "Love to Teach Third Grade" but I might add the fourth to it :) You never know where you are going to end up as a teacher, which is why my blog name is so generic.  I am so happy for my colleague Second Grade is Splendid - she is moving on to Kindergarten at a new school.  I wish her all the best-Check out her blog page because she has another cute setup done by Ladybug Teacher Files (Kristen) :)

I am so sorry I have neglected blogging.. I will try to be much better at it.  I am going to be making some sort of Common Core 4th grade package I believe to get me started for the school year.  I was also trying to think of some Back to School ideas that are always fun.
Don't forget to check out my Teacher Guide Unit, especially if you are a first year teacher :) it has forms, organization labels, information sheets, and other ideas that you may need.
And also my Organization labels if you only need those.. I can't wait to print these and laminate them for my classroom!

I hope you are all enjoying your summers.  Miss talking to you all and I can't wait to reconnect. I've been in a "funk" lately but I'm starting to return back to my old self and be less stressed about things :) Let me know if anyone needs anything! And if you know of any fourth grade materials that have been really helpful in your classroom, please let me know! Thank you!!