Saturday, April 26, 2014

Anchors Away!

I know it is only April.
I know there are still 59 days until the last day of school.
But, I have already chosen a theme for my classroom for the '14-'15 school year!

  I am going nautical next year!  I love everything nautical; home decor, fashion, etc.  This is the perfect theme for me.  So, being the eager beaver that I am I have started collecting ideas on Pinterest, and, I have started shopping for and making crafts!  I recently found out that a Hobby Lobby opened up near me!  I know these are fairly common down South but there are hardly any in the North East.  My daughter and I were on spring vacation this week so we went on an adventure to find said Hobby Lobby.  You guys, I fell in L.O.V.E. with the store.  We were there, in our glory, going up and down every. single. aisle.  I don't even know how long we were there!  We grabbed a couple million things and headed home.

  I had two crafts in mind when I went in there so, I grabbed the materials I needed there.  This is the inspiration for my first craft:
nautical classroom - Google Search

This is a wreath sold on Etsy.  I am doing a navy and lime green nautical theme, so, I bought a foam floral wreath form (couldn't find it on the site, similar), navy craft cord, white craft cord and lime green ribbon.  I started working on this the other night.  I wrapped the foam with the cord and then realized that my glue gun is at school!  That's okay!  I still need to get the natural cord and a wooden anchor.  Here is what it looks like currently with ribbon in one spot just so you get the idea:
I can't wait until I can finish it!  It is going to look great.  I think I spent $13 total on this project so far.  The cute wreath above sells for around $50 I believe!

Ok, next project I just created on my own.  I wanted a cute nautical monogram.  So, I picked up a wooden letter "S", navy acrylic paint, white acrylic paint, brushes and navy ribbon.  I painted it today and it looks like this:

I am just going to hang it on ribbon and that is it!

So, there you have it ladies and theme for next year.  Have you started planning anything for next year?

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Friday, April 25, 2014

A little bit of this and a little bit of that!

Hi there!

  So, I come with some great news!  I have finally reached permanent status in my district!  The even better news is that I do not have to bid to get a position!  The position I am currently in is mine!!!!!!!!!  How exciting right?!

  I am also graduating with my Masters degree in less than a month.  Super exciting as well!  Can't wait to walk at commencement.  It's taken almost 4 years to complete my program because of work, having a little one and just life in general.

  Here are a couple of shots of what's been going on in my classroom the past few weeks:
 Discussing the old March saying

Writing stories!

New desk set up/work in progress

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Currently!

Yikes!  It's been a whole month since I have posted!  I have been so busy with work and a grad class that I haven't really had the time to post, take pictures, etc.  I really need to try to get better with that!  Without further ado, here is my April currently:

Listening:  I have 4 episodes of The Voice on the DVR that I need to get through!  Ahhhhh!  I don't even have time to watch TV!

Loving:  It has been winter here for what feels like FOREVER.  Every time we think we are getting warmer weather, a storm comes and it SNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!  This week looks like our first spring-like weather week.

Thinking:  It's about that time of year again where the feeling of "Where will I be next September?" comes.  This year I have earned bidding rights and may be able to finally score a permanent position.

Wanting:  I really want to go on a cruise.  We were supposed to be going on a cruise this Summer but we had to cancel due to hubby's promotion.

Needing:  I need to relax.  I have so many things swirling through my mind, it's making me crazy!

Hours/Last Day:  My hours are 8:10-2:30.  The kids hours are 8:25-2:30.  Our last day is June 24th thanks to snow.

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