Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Back to School Part 2

Today's post is more focused on teacher supplies.
In my three years of teaching I feel like this is the first year I have really had a chance to decorate my room. My first year of teaching I got hired on 5 days before school started. I wasn't worrying about how cute my room looked, I was just trying to survive and stay on top of things! My second year I got moved to 2nd grade. I was pregnant and was going through morning sickness when it was summer. So I didn't go into my classroom very much. I did decorate a little bit and that was good enough for me. Then I stayed in 2nd grade for the following year and it felt so nice to not have to start over again. I don't think I ever went into the school that summer. I just spend my time off with Braden and Boston.
This year I got moved to 1st grade. I had to be moved out of my classroom by the last day of school. So everything was just kind of thrown into my new classroom and it was really messy. I would clean for a little, then decorate, then clean, then decorate. I got really caught up in the decorating this time.

I feel like even the smallest things can add so much. And you know that when you have a cute place to work in, everyone pays attention better... right? ;)

Teacher Planner from AOG Design Company: This planner is so cute! It is divided by months and has enough room to write my lesson plans for each day.
Gold Pen from Crazy Color Supplies: Isn't this pen just the cutest? It is rose gold and has a fun "diamond" on the end of it. It also writes really nice which is important!
Magnets and Push Pins from The Velvet Vine: The gold sparkly circles are the magnets. I am obsessed with them! They are so sparkly. The floral ones are push pins which are so cute! I can't wait to use them on the bulletin board by my desk!

Seriously, having a cute desk set up really helps me be motivated. You know how sometimes you have work to do but you can't do it until your house is clean? That is the same for me if you have a clean and cute desk.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Back to School Part 1

I have mixed feelings about this post. 
How am I already posting about back to school things?! This summer has gone by way too fast. I have been in my classroom a lot recently trying to get it all put together. For those of you that don't know, I got switched from teaching 2nd grade to teaching 1st grade. It's going to be a big change. I honestly think it's going to be a bigger adjustment than from when I switched from 5th grade to 2nd grade. But it is going to be really fun.

Today I am sharing with you some fun teacher "must-haves"!

I just have to rave about this tote. I am obsessed with it! The quality is amazing and she hand makes each one! Talk about TALENT. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers so that's a bonus. But my favorite part is all of the pockets and compartments! There are two pockets on the side that fit water bottles which is perfect for me! Last year I would walk into school with my bag, water bottle, and smoothie. I had something in each hand and it was a little too much. But with this bag I will have free hands! Then there are so many pockets and compartments in the bag as well. It is divided into two main sections and can easily fit a laptop and your teacher planner and basically anything and everything else. The leather detail at the bottom is also super nice, it will help it last longer too!

Apple Teacher Tee from Southern Comfortables

I LOVE this tee! I mean apple decor is just a must-have as a teacher. I love that it has my name on it and the colors are so fun!

I cannot tell you how many lanyards I have owned in the three years I have been a teacher. I really like the look of the fancy beaded ones at Michaels but I always end up getting it caught on something and they break. And because they are beaded they are also really loud when I am walking around. I love this lanyard because it is cute and it is made of cloth! So no snagging it on something and having all of the beads fall off. I also love that it has my name embroidered on it because how many times do you leave your keys somewhere! I love this because people will know exactly whose it is!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mommy Style Monday: A Day in the Life

Happy Monday!
Today for Mommy Style Monday we are sharing with you what a regular day looks like.
We have been loving our summer and are so sad that there are only a few weeks left :( I'm trying to soak in all of the remaining time with my little family.
So here is just a quick outline of what a typical day looks like for me.
7:00 wake up
7:30-8:30 exercise
8:30-9:00 eat breakfast and get ready
9:00-11:00 play time. We usually try to do something outside at this time. Boston LOVES going outside so we go to a park, the zoo, swimming, a walk. Something to get him outside while it's still a little cool.
11:00 snack
11:30-3:00 Boston will nap. Lately his naps have been a little shorter. For the past few weeks I have been spending his nap time setting up my classroom and preparing for the coming school year!
3:00 lunch
3:30-5:30 This is when we run errands, if needed, or we just play at the house. Sometime we will fill up the swimming pool on our back porch and let Boston swim. This is usually when I pick a room and clean it, maybe do a load of laundry as well.
5:30-6:30 Prepare and eat dinner.
6:30-7:30 We kind of wind down for the day. We play and get Boston ready for bed.
7:30 Boston goes to bed.
7:30-10:00 If I didn't exercise in the morning then this is when I exercise. Braden and I will sometimes watch TV, play a game, or I will work on some sort of craft.

What does a typical day for you look like?
Don't forget to check out the other moms!

Madeline at CaseyLand
Monica at It's All About

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Have a great day!