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!!


  1. It looks like you have had a great summer! Good luck in your new split grade!



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