So what have you been up to so far this summer? Have you been on any fabulous vacations or created anything exciting for school or your TPT store? If so, link up with us to share with everyone.
Here are some things we've been up to.
The husband and I are trying to fix up things around our house so we can put it on the market. We are ready to move to a bigger place. We need more space, a basement, and 2 bathrooms!! So we hired someone to paint - the whole house (all but one room). It has been a lot of moving things from room to room and packing up things that we didn't hang back up.
We also spent a lot of time fixing up the yard. Here are some flowers I planted.
I've also been working creating some princess tags for a custom order in my Etsy Shop.
This week my parents are here visiting. We are planning on doing some shopping at Woodfield Mall and IKEA, going to the movies, out to eat at our favorite place (Wilmot Stage Stop - my dad and I love the lobster there) and mom and I are going for pedicures.
We are also preparing for our vacation next week. We are going to Outer Banks in North Carolina for a week on the beach. We rented a house with the in-laws. We've been in the past and I love waking up in the morning and walking outside to the beach. It's so relaxing!
One thing about me is I am a HUGE Dave Matthews fan!! Let's just say that's usually what's playing in my car or on my iPod. We go every summer to see them play at Alpine Valley, but this year we will be on a family vacation in the Outer Banks, NC, during that concert. So, we are leaving early and going to Darien Lakes, NY, to see them perform there. The tickets arrived in the mail over the weekend and I am super excited! Can't wait!!
(It's actually 8 days till Dave, but this was the Instagram pic I had of the tickets!)
In some of my free time, I've been creating some new units for next year. We are going to be using the Dolch Word List for our sight words next year. So I created a few different word wall packets. I haven't decided on a theme yet, so I've been making a few different kinds to see which ones I like best. Here are some previews of the different themes. Which ones do you like best?
I've also been working on a "Manners and Expectations" Posters Packet. This packet includes a variety of "manners" and "expectations" posters that can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom. These are great for posting a manner or the week or can be used in a variety of social emotional learning lessons. There are also three headers you can use to post in your class - Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. These are the main expectations we use in our school.
We would love for you to link up and share what you've been doing this summer!!
Please use the picture below to link back up to our blog and check out some of the other blogs that have linked up as well!! We can't wait to hear what everyone has been up to!
In case you are new to Linky Parties, here are some helpful directions! There are a few ways to copy the image for the Linky Party.
1. You can right click on the picture and choose "Copy Image,"
2. You can take a screen shot. I'm not sure how you do this on a PC, but on a Mac press "shift command 4". Then trace the object you want to take a picture of. It will save the image to your desktop.
Now you have the image to insert in your blog post and link back up to our blog.