Sunday, May 25, 2014

Top Ten Things I Want To Do This Summer

     I am so on the countdown. 13 school days left until my first    real    teacher    summer...and the crowd goes WILD! I have worked Summer School ever single summer of my 10 year career, crazy talk, I know. So, in honor of my first real "teacher summer", I am linking up with Mrs. Jump's Class to list the Top Ten Things I want to do this summer.

1. Organize my classroom BEFORE I leave for the summer. This is what I was doing in July last year and I refuse to do it again.

2. Hang out with these two adorable darlings. My niece and nephew are 7 and 5 years old. Looking at this picture is like looking into a mirror of my younger brother and I. Love them! 

3. Spend A LOT of time looking at this view. My dad lives on a great little inland in Michigan. I had the pleasure of spending my summers here as a little girl and am lucky enough to get to go back and visit every summer. This is a view from his deck. 

4. Ride my bike. My husband gave me this fantastic bicycle for our anniversary back in February. It's turquoise, vintage-y, and fabulous. 

5. Spend more time with our wonderful pups. I don;t get to spend nearly enough time with them during the school year sos I am really looking forward to some quality pup time this summer. 
Miles the Calm One

Ava the Diva
6. Eating more Shorty's hotdogs and fries than I probably should. They are amazingly delicious and only a short bike ride away!

7. Spending morning coffee time on my beautiful front porch. Ceiling fans blowing, birds chirping, I am getting relaxed just thinking about it. 

8. Filling in my brand new 2014/2015 planner. I LOVE filling in a planner. 

9. Going to Lake Michigan for a week with my marvelous aunt and cousin! The cottage we are staying in is literally ON the beach. It is going to be incredible. 

10. Being a couch potato and watching some of my favorite funny shows. I heart funny shows.

Well, that's my plan for my Top Ten. What about you? I'd love to hear about your summer plans! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

April SLANTbox

     So I was paired up with two super teachers for the April SLANTbox exchange. I sent a box to Jennifer over at 4mulafun and received a box from Leslie over at a life of firsts. I had such great time shopping for Jennifer! I sure hope she enjoys her treats. I love shopping for other people.
     This month's SLANTbox theme was "Spring into a Good Book".  We had to pick out a book and create box around the theme of the book. I LOVE this idea. Leslie did an AH-mazing job creating my box. She sent a book entitled "Little Owl's Orange Scarf" (which I had never heard of and was SO excited to read!) and created an entire owl themed box. I adore owls and was thrilled to recieve all of these adorable owl gifts. The fab scarf rounded out the book themed goodies. Leslie also included "Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus" because her students love Junie B. and she wanted to share that with my class! Such a sweetheart.
     If you haven't checked out the SLANT exchange yet, head on over to Lessons with Coffee and read up on Jameson's brainchild. You won't be sorry.

Hope to meet you through SLANT!